The initial booking was for 25, but the airline believes this will facilitate measured growth and wants to invest back in the business.
“Expanding our A330 order book not only ensures that Delta’s near-to-medium-term widebody needs are taken care of, but also drives our strategic, measured international growth,” said Gil West, Delta’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “The next-generation engine technology from Rolls-Royce which powers the A330neo provides compelling operating economics, superior fuel performance and the range and coverage for our transoceanic needs going forward.”
The aircraft will feature all cabins from Delta One suites, to Delta Premium Select, to Delta Comfort+ to a Main Cabin.
On the heels of this agreement, the airline has reduced its purchase of the A350-900 aircraft to 15—the initial agreement was for 25. The additional 10 have been deferred to 2025-26.
by Elizabeth Atkinson