Delta Air Lines books order for additional 15 Airbus A220 aircraft

Delta Air Lines has announced it has increased its A220 commitment to 90 aircraft with its recent order for 15 additional aircraft, the company said.

The additional orders are the airline´s first for the -300 model. Delta also converted earlier A220 orders to the larger -300, bringing to 50 the number of A220-300s on order.

Delta placed its initial order for 75 aircraft in 2016. Airbus will produce the A220-300s at a new US assembly facility in Mobile, Alabama. Construction of the plant, to be located adjacent to the existing Airbus A320 assembly facility, will begin later in January.

The A220 is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market.

With an order book of more than 500 aircraft to date, the A220 has all the credentials to win the lion´s share of the 100- to 150-seat aircraft market estimated to represent at least 7,000 aircraft over the next 20 years.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats.