Delta Takes Delivery of First Airbus A330-300
Delta Air Lines announced that it took delivery of a new Airbus A330-300. The wide-body aircraft is the first new Airbus plane purchased by the airline since its merger with Northwest Airlines in 2008.
Airbus’ new A330-300s are 15% to 20% more fuel efficient per seat than the Boeing 767-300 and 747-400, which Delta will replace with the A330-300s. The carrier says it will use the new aircraft primarily on its Atlantic and Pacific long-haul routes.
Delta’s A330-300s are equipped with 34 lie-flat seats in Delta One, the airline’s first class section, 32 seats in Delta Comfort+, the carrier’s premium economy lite section, and 227 seats in economy class. Seats in Delta One are 21” wide and have a pitch of 80”, while seats in Delta Comfort+ are 18” wide, with 35” of pitch.
The planes also have LED interior lighting, as well as larger overhead bins.
Delta currently operates 32 Airbus A330 aircraft. The new A330-300 is the first of ten expected to enter the airline’s fleet by 2017.
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