Delta, the fourth airline in the world and the
first in North America to take delivery of the Airbus A220
(formerly the Bombardier C Series), gave
some if its most loyal SkyMiles members a privileged sneak peek at
the new aircraft.
The ultra-exclusive SkyMiles Experience
- An Airbus A220 flight simulator experience;
- Private tour of the Airbus A220 final assembly
line, with guided overview of each stage of assembly;
- Visit to the flight test center, including a
behind-the-scenes look at the high-tech laboratory used to test
A220 flight systems; and
- A sneak peek inside Delta's first ever A220,
complete with a guided tour of the aircraft's state-of-the-art
"You can use your miles to go a lot of places,
but this experience couldn't be replicated," said Delta Platinum
Medallion Member and SkyMiles Experience winner, Peter S. "From
getting a chance to fly the A220 simulator to being one of the
first people to see the thoughtful features of the new aircraft,
it was an incredible and memorable day."
Delta's A220-100s will feature:
- 109 seats with 12
in First Class, 15 in Delta Comfort+ and 82 in Main Cabin;
State-of-the-art interior featuring seat-back screens, 2Ku Wi-Fi
and some of the widest seats (18.6" wide in the Main Cabin) of any narrowbody aircraft;and
- High-capacity overhead bins,
extra-large windows and full-spectrum LED ambient lighting.
Main Cabin and Delta Comfort+ seats will be in a
two-three configuration, while First Class will be two-two.
Every passengers will have personal power ports and
complimentary premium entertainment on individual seat-back
Powered by Pratt & Whitney's latest geared
turbofan PW1500G engine, the A220 takes advantage of advanced
technology and composite materials designed to deliver an expected
20% improvement in fuel efficiency over similar-sized aircraft
when it enters service with Delta.
Delta's A220 is the latest investment in a fleet
modernization program that aims to replace 20% of older,
less-efficient aircraft by 2020.
The first commercial flight is scheduled for
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