Delta is acquiring 36 used aircraft.
- 7 used Airbus A350s
- 29 used Boeing 737-900ERs
Even with the acquisition of more (used) Boeing aircraft, this move will make Delta less invested in aircraft from Boeing and its predecessors than before the pandemic since they’ve retired Boeing 777s, MD88s and MD90s.
Delta CEO Ed Bastian says,
As we look past the pandemic, Delta’s disciplined, innovative approach to fleet renewal positions us for growth as travel demand returns, while enhancing the customer experience and supporting our sustainability commitments.
And you know that “disciplined” here means they were able to acquire the planes on the cheap.
The deal for A350s and Boeing 737s was scooped by The Air Current a full week before Delta’s announcement.