Delta goes with Airbus


eTurboNews reports that Delta has opted for the Airbus A350-900 and A330-900neo to replace the older generation Boeing 747 and 767 aircraft starting in 2017 and 2019, respectively. The order by Delta for 25 state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft and 25 advanced Airbus A330-900neo aircraft fits within Delta’s existing capacity and capital expenditure plan.

“The A350 and A330neo support our long-haul, trans-oceanic strategy and join a mix of Boeing and Airbus aircraft that provide exceptional flexibility for Delta’s global network, as well as strong cash-on-cash returns for our shareholders,” said Nat Pieper, Delta’s Vice-President – Fleet Strategy and Transactions.