Delta to Add 20 Boeing 737s, 20 Embraer 190s to Fleet
Delta Air Lines said it had placed an order for as many as 20 Boeing 737-900ER and 20 used Embraer 190s Wednesday.
Wednesday’s order replaces an earlier order for 40 Boeing 737-900ERs and 20 used E190s that was announced in June.
Delta’s new 737-900ERs will have 20 seats in first class, 21 seats in Delta Comfort+, the carrier’s premium economy lite section, and 139 seats in economy.
The Embraer 190s are expected to begin flying for Delta in 2017. The jets will be equipped with seats in a 2-2 configuration in the main cabin and 1-2 in first class. They will also have large overhead bins and windows. The 737s are expected to be delivered by 2019, and will bring the total number of 737-900ERs in Delta’s fleet to 120.
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