Friday, January 12, 2024

Delta Air Lines adds A350-1000 to fleet

Delta Air Lines has placed a first order for 20 A350-1000 aircraft with Airbus. The A350-1000 will be a new aircraft type in Delta’s fleet.

Delta currently operates more than 450 Airbus aircraft from all of the product lines from the A220 to the A350-900, with more than 200 additional on order. The airline also operates Boeing, Bombardier, and Embraer jets.

“We are thankful for Delta’s continued confidence in Airbus’ solutions to meet its fleet needs,” said Christian Scherer, chief executive officer of the Commercial Aircraft business at Airbus. “Delta was the first U.S. airline to operate the A350-900.”

Once added to the fleet, Airbus said Delta will benefit from the A350-1000’s operational efficiency, which results in reduced fuel burn and emissions and lower operating and maintenance costs. Passengers will enjoy the comfort of the Airbus Airspace cabin with its spacious and quiet cabin, wide seats, high ceilings, and customizable ambient lighting designed to reduce fatigue and jet lag on long flights.

Airbus says the A350 is the world’s most modern and efficient widebody aircraft and the long-range leader in the 300–410-seater category, flying efficiently on any sector from short-haul to ultra-long-haul routes up to 9,700 nautical miles.

The A350 has more than 1,206 orders from 58 customers from around the world.

The Delta order announcement comes just days after Taiwan’s EVA Air finalized a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 18 long-range A350-1000s and 15 single-aisle A321neo aircraft.


art kochaphum said...

Good for DELTA to select AB350 for it fleet it fit their need ? But for other Airlines it might not fit their route ? It have nothing do with AB350 is the BEST airliner in market today ? Please take note If you fly AB350-900 or 1000 it all RR jet engine is a must ? No choice ?

Lucy said...

Great news to hear that Delta Air Lines is adding the A350-1000 to its fleet! This is a fantastic aircraft that is known for its fuel efficiency, passenger comfort, and range. I'm sure Delta's passengers will enjoy flying on this new plane. As a frequent flyer, I'm looking forward to the opportunity to experience the A350-1000 for myself on a future Delta flight. Will Delta be announcing which routes the new A350-1000s will be flying soon?