US carrier Delta Air Lines has reached an agreement with Airbus for an extension on Delta’s A220 order.

Delta added 15 A220s to its order. With the new planes, the order includes 90 planes.

“These additional A220 aircraft will continue to strategically enable Delta to refresh our fleet, drive further advances in the customer experience and serve as an excellent investment for our customers, employees, and shareowners for Delta into the next decade,” said Gil West, Delta’s Chief Operating Officer. “We look forward to taking our first A220-300 in 2020 at the Airbus assembly facility in Mobile, Alabama.”

The A220 is a state-of-the-art aircraft with unique, advanced systems like larg overhead bins, turbulence protection, and state-of-the-art fuel efficiency. In addition, the A220’s Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engines have one of the highest bypass ratios of any engine in the world.

The A220 is already in service with major airlines around the world like Swiss, Air Baltic, Korean Air, Delta, and Air Tanzania.

The new A220 is a suitable plane for an airline like Delta. New A220 planes will replace aging A318/19/20 planes.

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