Delta Air Lines orders 10 additional Airbus A330-900s

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Delta Air Lines has ordered 10 additional Airbus A330-900 widebody aircraft – expanding their A330neo order book from 25 to 35 aircraft.

Airbus said this latest order supports Delta’s international growth strategy in the near to medium term.

Simultanously, Delta and Airbus have agreed to defer 10 previously ordered A350 XWBs to 2025-26 in order to accomodate the airline’s long-term growth strategy.

Delta currently operates 11 A350-900 aircraft and expects a further four in 2019-2020. Delta’s A330 fleet stands today 42 widebody aircraft.

Delta chief executive officer, Ed Bastian said: “The A330-900 is going to be an important addition to Delta’s fleet.

“Airbus has infused this next generation of the successful A330 family with new technology and features providing advanced levels of comfort for our passengers and significant operating cost reductions that will make our airline stronger in the decades to come.”