Delta formally welcomed its first Airbus A220-100 plane into
its fleet on Friday.
Speaking at the induction ceremony in the Quebec
headquarters of aircraft manufacturer Bombardier, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the
109-seat regional aircraft "will serve as the cornerstone of our future
The airline said the A220 will "bring an elevated customer experience to top business routes." Delta describes the A220 as having a "modern interior with a spacious, widebody feel."
Delta has ordered 75 A220-100s, which were originally known
as the Bombardier CS100. The carrier's first A220-100 flights will launch on
Jan. 31 from New York LaGuardia to Boston and from LaGuardia to Dallas/Fort
Worth. Tickets for those flights are on sale.
Delta's A220-100s will have 12 first-class seats and 15
Comfort Plus seats to go along with 82 economy seats.