Delta Is Set To Operate The Airbus A220 On Transcontinental Route
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July 29, 2019 - by Joanna Bailey for simpleflying.com
Yesterday it was reported that Delta Air Lines had filed a schedule to serve a transcontinental route with their new Airbus A220-100 from June next year. The route will operate from Atlanta to Seattle and will launch on June 8th, 2020.
The route would see the A220 in the air for well over four hours, making it the longest A220 route to be scheduled by Delta Air Lines. Although they are already planning some relatively long services, this is the first truly transcon route, going from an east coast state to a west coast one with the type.
So, all this excitement about Delta's first transcon route really isn't necessary. Although it's their first major hub to major hub to be operated by the A220, it's not an unusually long duration for the aircraft, and should be comfortable for passengers too. airBaltic recently told us their plans to operate the A220 on a seven-hour flight to Dubai, so Delta is not alone in testing the water on longer routes with the little plane.
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