Final Airbus A320ceo family aircraft enters service

Delta received its first A321 in 2016. Now, the airline operates more than 120. Photo: © Delta Air Lines

Shortly before the end of 2021, Airbus delivered the final Airbus A320ceo family aircraft to Delta Air Lines. From now on, only Airbus A320neo family aircraft will be manufactured and delivered to customers around the world.

The newly built aircraft, an A321 registered as N129DN, entered service on the route from Minneapolis to New York-La Guardia (IATA: LGA) on December 30th. The jet was handed over at Airbus’ production site in Mobile, Alabama on December 16th, the day on which Airbus also delivered the last ever A380 to Emirates.

The US-American carrier currently operates more than 120 Airbus A321ceo. Furthermore, its Airbus fleet consists of A220, A319, A320, A330 and A350 airplanes. Delta’s outstanding jet orders include the Airbus A321neo, A330neo and A350-900. Delivery of its first A321neo aircraft, the successor to the A321ceo, is expected to take place this year.

Since 2018, Delta also operates Airbus A220, formerly known as the Bombardier C-Series. The airline was the first North American carrier to operate this aircraft type. A further 40 A220-300 jets are currently on order.