Delta Announces A220 Routes Starting January 2019


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Delta Air Lines has announced the first routes of their new A220 aircraft, which will begin flying in January, 2019. They’ll be  the first U.S. airline to start flying these aircraft, which previously where the Bombardier C Series.

Delta’s A220 aircraft will feature 109 seats total, including 12 seats in First Class, 15 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 82 Main Cabin seats. They’ll offer seat back entertainment, 2Ku Wi-Fi, high-capacity overhead bins, extra-large windows and full-spectrum LED ambient lighting.

Here’s a list of routes where Delta will be flying their A220’s:

  • New York-LGA to Boston (January 2019)
  • New York-LGA to Dallas/Ft. Worth (January 2019
  • Detroit to Dallas/Ft. Worth (March 2019)
  • New York-LGA to Houston-IAH (April 2019)
  • Salt Lake City to Dallas/Ft. Worth (May 2019)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul to Dallas/Ft. Worth (June 2019)
  • Houston-IAH to Detroit & Minneapolis/St. Paul (July 2019)
  • Houston-IAH to Salt Lake City (July 2019)
  • New York-JFK to Dallas/Ft. Worth (August 2019)

Main Cabin: Delta’s A220s will feature 18.6″ wide Main Cabin seats – the widest Main Cabin seats in Delta’s fleet – in a two-by-three layout. Each customer will also have personal power ports and complimentary premium entertainment on individual seat-back screens.

Delta Comfort+: Customers flying in Delta Comfort+ on the A220 can expect thoughtful extras, like more legroom and dedicated overhead bin space, in a customer-preferred two-by-three seat configuration.

First Class: In the First Class cabin, customers can look forward to the debut of a new, modern First Class seat design in a two-by-two layout, featuring the largest IFE screens of any Delta domestic First Class seat.

Where Is The First Delta A220 Flight?

It appears Delta’s first A220 flight will be from New York (LGA) to Boston on January 31, 2019 at 6:00, for those who want to take part in this inaugural flight.

However, Delta also has their 7:45am New York (LGA) to Dallas Ft. Worth on a A220 on January 31, 2019 as well.

For comparison, Delta also flies the Boeing 717, which has 110 seats total, including 12 seats in First Class, 20 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 78 Main Cabin seats, so the A220 has just one fewer seat than this, however they’ll likely be able to swap these aircrafts due to unusual operational circumstances.

You’ll recall Delta added the first A321 to their fleet back in 2016, so I think it’s nice to see add the A220, which will complement their current aircraft.

What are your thoughts on Delta’s new A220 aircraft? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.  

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