Delta to Acquire Used Airbus A350s and Boeing 737s

By Kurt Stolz on 14 July 2021
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Delta Air Lines said Tuesday it had agreed to purchase 29 used Boeing 737-900ERs and to lease seven used Airbus A350-900s as part of a fleet replenishment program.

The airline retired approximately 200 older aircraft amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel in 2020.

“These aircraft are an investment in Delta’s future,” Chief Executive Officer Ed Bastian said in a statement.

The Atlanta-based carrier expects deliveries of the planes to be complete by the first quarter of 2022.

The aircraft are more fuel efficient than the ones they replace.

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