Delta’s first Airbus A220-100 aircraft made its first flight last week.
The sleek airliner is undergoing testing prior to delivery during November, and entry into full service during January 2019.
Inaugural A220 flights are set to depart on Jan. 31, 2019, from Delta’s hub at New York’s LaGuardia airport to its growing operation at Boston Logan International, and from LaGuardia to top business destination Dallas/Ft. Worth.*
If you hope to take a flight on Delta’s A220s, the airline has announced the first routes they will be flying it on.
Routes featuring the A220 that are now available for sale include:
|New York-LGA to Boston||January|
|New York-LGA to Dallas/Ft. Worth*||January|
|Detroit to Dallas/Ft. Worth**||March|
|New York-LGA to Houston-IAH*||April|
|Salt Lake City to Dallas/Ft. Worth||May|
|Minneapolis/St. Paul to Dallas/Ft. Worth||June|
|Houston-IAH to Detroit & Minneapolis/St. Paul||July|
|Houston-IAH to Salt Lake City*||July|
|New York-JFK to Dallas/Ft. Worth*||August|
*Denotes route that will eventually be operated fully by A220
Whilst the type will be flying on domestic routes usually operated by regional jets, the Delta A220-100 will incorporate state-of-the-art technology and passenger comfort that is only usually found on mainline aircraft, such as a First Class cabin and seat-back entertainment.
Delta A220-100 Highlights:
- 109 seats total, including seating for 12 in First Class, 15 in Delta Comfort+ and 82 in Main Cabin
- State-of-the-art interior featuring seat-back screens, 2Ku Wi-Fi and among the widest seats of any narrowbody aircraft
- Thoughtful innovations like high-capacity overhead bins, extra-large windows and full-spectrum LED ambient lighting
Formerly known as the Bombardier CSeries, the Airbus A220 is already flying with airlines like airBaltic, Korean Air and Swiss. Delta will be the first North American carrier to add the type to its fleet.