Delta’s first A330-900neo, Ship 3401, is venturing westbound as flight 9941 today from its Toulouse birthplace across the Atlantic Ocean to Delta’s Technical Operations Center in Atlanta. There, further work will commence to officially bring the aircraft into the airline’s fleet.
In partnership with Airbus, Delta is flying the delivery flight with a synthetic jet fuel and is exploring opportunities with Airbus to power future delivery flights with similar fuels.
Customers will first see the aircraft on trans-Pacific flights from Delta’s Seattle hub later this summer, with the experience featuring:
- Thoughtful touches like in-seat power ports, full-spectrum LED ambient lighting, spacious overhead bins, and memory foam cushions throughout the aircraft for added comfort
- Thousands of hours of complimentary entertainment via seatback entertainment screens, powered by a new wireless IFE system from Delta Flight Products
- High-speed 2Ku internet connectivity, including free mobile messaging through iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger
Delta has a total of 35 purchase commitments for the A330-900neo as older 767-300ERs retire in the years ahead at the end of their serviceable life cycle.