Delta's A220 has made its official debut. In the early hours this morning, Delta flight 744 pushed back from the gate at New York's LaGuardia airport carrying customers for the first time on board Delta's newest narrowbody jet, the state-of-the-art A220-100.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Delta Air Lines Celebrates the launch of the first passenger flight on the state-of-the-art, experience-rich Airbus A220-100 aircraft at LaGuardia Airport on February 7, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Delta)

Terminal C was bustling with excitement as customers, employees and aviation enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the first flight's departure.

Delta A220 inaugural flight out of LaGuardia (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Delta)

Delta A220 inaugural flight out of LaGuardia (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Delta)

"We have big plans for this aircraft," said Chuck Imhof, Vice President — New York and Sales, East. "It will be an integral part of our future domestic fleet and will deliver an experience our customers will look forward to every time they fly."

Outfitted with a state-of-the art interior, Delta's A220 brings elements of international widebody travel to domestic routes for customers to enjoy at home.

Highlights of Delta's A220 include:

  • 109 seats total, including seating for 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 among the widest seats of any narrowbody aircraft
  • High-capacity overhead bins, extra-large windows and full-spectrum LED ambient lighting
Delta A220 interior

Delta A220 interior

Delta A220 interior

Delta A220 interior

Delta's A220 is the latest investment in a fleet modernization program that aims to replace 20 percent of older, less-efficient aircraft by 2020. Delta took delivery of its first A220 in October 2018, and recently announced an order for 15 additional A220s, extending its order book to 90 total aircraft.

Delta's New A220

Delta's New A220

 

Here is the video of this morning's Delta A220 inaugural event from New York LaGuardia.

 
 

Video of Delta A220 flight from Jeb Brooks

 

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