Delta signs for 36 used aircraft

Delta Airbus A350-900 aircraft
Photo: © Alan Wilson

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will add a total of 36 used aircraft to its fleet.

The announcement includes the purchase of 29 used Boeing 737-900ER jets and a leasing agreement with lessor AerCap for seven used Airbus A350-900. Deliveries of the aircraft will be completed by the first quarter of 2022, according to the airline.

Delta currently has 15 A350 jets in service and a further 20 A350 on order. The addition of 29 737-900ERs will bring Delta’s total number of this type to 159.

Amid to the Covid-19 pandemic, the carrier decided to further simplify its fleet. 18 widebody Boeing 777 planes and its MD-88 and MD-90 narrowbody fleet were retired earlier than previously planned.

Furthermore, Delta Air Lines ordered an additional 25 new Airbus A321neo aircraft in April of this year. The deliveries will start next year.