Delta's new Airbus A220 first class revealed

Delta's new Airbus A220 first class revealed

Delta Air Lines will begin flying its new Airbus A220 jets from January 2019, and has now revealed the first class – or in most familiar terms, business class – seats which it promises will deliver "a modern, elevated experience for domestic travelers."

The nimble jet, formerly known as the Bombardier C Series, is described by the SkyTeam member as  "a state-of-the-art narrowbody jet with all the amenities and luxury of a widebody aircraft."

Delta's A220 will lead off with 12 new-design seats in its first class cabin.

Arranged in three rows of a 2-2 layout, the seats will be fitted with the largest video screens of any Delta domestic first class seat.

Travellers will be able to tap into broadband-grade 2KU WiFi to stay connected above the clouds.

Further back are 97 economy seats is a 3-2 configuration, all 18.6"wide, with 15 seats in Delta's extra-legroom Comfort+ category.

The high-capacity overhead bins, extra-large windows and LED lighting all contribute to the 'state-of-the-art interior' of Delta's 75 A220s which will begin flights from January 31 from Delta's hub at New York's LaGuardia airport to Boston and Dallas, with other A220 routes through to mid-2019 including Dallas and Houston to Detroit, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City.

Also read: Delta One business class suites for Sydney-Los Angeles in April 2019

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


  • Jason Bird


    30 Oct, 2018 12:15 pm

    Love this little plane ✈

    Delta have made a wise choice on this one
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  • tomJ


    30 Oct, 2018 12:54 pm

    I wonder if QF would consider purchasing a fleet to someday replace the 717s. They're pretty similar in specs.
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  • FrequentFlyer


    30 Oct, 2018 01:21 pm

    Wonder if VA would consider these jets to supplement the 40 737MAXs on order. Seat capacity and fuel efficiency might make narrower routes more viable in the way the Embraers were supposed to.

    Great smaller jet, have flown on the Swiss C100s out of London City.
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  • reeves35


    30 Oct, 2018 02:10 pm

    I doubt it. VA has made conscious decision to simplify its fleet hence the disposal of the E190s. It is likely to retain the 737 as its only single-aisle jet for many years to come.
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  • AsiaBizTraveller


    30 Oct, 2018 06:36 pm

    Don't think that is likely, VA is trying to simplify its fleet not add new types and more complexity.
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  • FrequentFlyer


    31 Oct, 2018 01:02 pm

    Guess we'll have to wait and see :)
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  • Joe


    30 Oct, 2018 03:21 pm

    Delta and "first Class" in the same sentence - laughable. On this spec aircraft Delta First class means you get premium snacks - read Mars bars, peanuts and chips. Pathetic is an understatement. Wont even go into the disinterested, abrupt and unfriendly crew.
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  • elchriss0


    30 Oct, 2018 03:38 pm

    "with all the amenities and luxury of a widebody"
    LOL well if that's the case then i'd expect to see Delta One suites
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  • moa999


    30 Oct, 2018 04:20 pm

    Looks good.

    Interesting that Delta are continuing to install Seatback IFE in these domestic aircrafts, whereas AA has ditched it for most new domestic aircraft.
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  • Jazzop


    31 Oct, 2018 05:47 pm

    Not just AA, QF and VA locally too. Delta are definitely bucking the trend. IFE across the fleet, and 9 abreast in economy on their 777s.
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  • Jazzop


    31 Oct, 2018 05:51 pm

    Smart plane. I definitely see this fitting into both QF and VAs fleets, especially the A220-300 version.
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  • Jason Hamilton


    30 Oct, 2018 04:28 pm

    Gee, with 2-2 seating it looks a tad better than QF’s IFE fitted 737 Y-class
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  • nix584


    31 Oct, 2018 01:26 pm

    It's 3-2, and more comparable to an E175.
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  • Lime_Tang


    30 Oct, 2018 06:32 pm

    Looks excellent, can't wait to fly on one!
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