Routes for Delta’s First A321 Operations Revealed – 15 New Jets on the Way

Delta has released the schedule for their new A321s which will begin scheduled service with the airline in May 2016. According to airlineroute, here are those schedules for the 189 seat aircraft:

eff 01JUN16 Atlanta – Ft. Lauderdale 1 daily (3 daily from 05JUL16, gradual increase to up to 8 daily with A321 by August)
eff 03SEP16 Atlanta – Tampa 1 daily (6 daily in October)
eff 06NOV16 Atlanta – Ft. Myers 1 daily (2 daily from 17DEC16)
eff 06NOV16 Atlanta – Jacksonville FL 4 daily (5 daily from 17DEC16)

Delta announced their purchase of 15 new A321s back in 2014:

Delta Air Lines has reached an agreement with Airbus to purchase 15 A321 aircraft for delivery beginning in 2018. The economically efficient, proven-technology A321s will replace similar, less-efficient domestic aircraft that are being retired from Delta’s fleet.

 “This opportunistic aircraft order continues Delta’s disciplined, capital efficient approach to fleet renewal,” said Delta CEO Richard Anderson. “These new airplanes will improve the flying experience for our customers and benefit our shareholders.”

Delta’s first A321 will begin service in early 2016, with 20 First Class seats, 23 extra-legroom seats in Economy Comfort and 149 seats in Economy, which are among the widest in the industry. Each A321 will feature in-flight Wi-Fi, industry leading in-flight entertainment with live satellite TV and on-demand options, and standard 110v power at every seat.

All of Delta’s Airbus narrowbody aircraft feature CFM56 engines produced by CFM International, a joint venture of General Electric Co. and Snecma (Safran) of France.

A Delta A320 waiting for the A321…

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