MIAMI — On October 12, 2018, Delta Air Lines published its initial Airbus A220 (formerly the Bombardier CSeries) routes. The A220 will start operations on January 31, 2019, out of its initial base of New York-La Guardia (LGA).
The first A220 flight will operate select flights from LGA to Boston (BOS) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). These flights went on sale on October 13 and are almost sold out.
On October 6, the first A220 Delta’s took to the air for the first time, successfully completing a three-hour test flight in Mirabel, Canada.
On top of this, Delta published other routes the A220 will be deployed on, including the start months.
The Detroit (DTW) to DFW route will be operated by the A220 starting in March; with LGA to Houston, starting in April.
Salt Lake City (SLC) to DFW starts in May, with Minneapolis (MSP) to DFW, commencing in June.
Houston (IAH) to Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis, and Salt Lake City all start in July; closing up with New York (JFK) to DFW, starting in August.
These flights will go on sale on October 20.
Delta also released its plans for the cabin on the new planes. The aircraft will be configured with 109 seats, which consists of 12 First Class seats in a 2-2 layout, 15 Delta Comfort+ Seats and 82 Economy seats in a 2-3 layout.
All seats will also feature IFE screens, with power outlets USB Ports and 2Ku Wi-Fi onboard.
The cabin will also feature the largest overhead bins, largest windows, as well as the best LED ambient lighting, compared to other aircraft at a similar size.
Delta also said that its Economy Class seats will be the widest in the fleet, with a width of 18.6 inches.
The airline also stated that its IFE screens in first class will be the widest in the fleet, however, they haven’t announced the size these will be.
Tim Maples, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer said that “This aircraft is the culmination of years of listening to our customers and responding with design innovations that continue to improve Delta’s domestic in-flight experience.”
He then added, “From high-resolution seat-back entertainment screens to the widest Main Cabin seats in our fleet, the A220 will deliver an experience our customers will look forward to every time they fly.”
This is just a small part of Delta’s huge fleet renewal plans. I am really looking forward to seeing, what else Delta has lined up over the next few years.