Delta Gets Some New Jets

Well, new-ish

By Gary S. Vasilash

As the availability of some new car models have driven an increased number of people to the used market, which has had the consequence of increasing the price and decreasing the availability of used vehicles, it is interesting to note that Delta has announced it will be adding 29 used Boeing 737-900ERs and seven used Airbus A350-900s to its fleet.

Delta A350 (Image: Delta)

Said Delta CEO Ed Bastian, “These aircraft are an investment in Delta’s future. 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.”

Delta is in the process of retiring its widebody fleet, as the narrow body planes are said to be more fuel-efficient.

According to Delta this shift “is paramount to Delta’s ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon emissions and its Flight to Net Zero.”

Here’s hoping that these jets have are part of a certified pre-owned program like you can get at that car dealer near you.