SkyMiles members get exclusive tour of Airbus A220-100

Trying to decide how to use those miles? Four lucky SkyMiles Members and their guests’ bids paid off with an exclusive trip to the Airbus manufacturing facility in Mirabel, Quebec last week to check out the newest addition to Delta’s fleet before the global carrier even took delivery of it.

Delta — the first airline in North America to take delivery of the A220 — and Airbus set up a day Members will never forget. As some of the first people to step onboard and preview the new aircraft, this SkyMiles Experience included:

  • A220 flight simulator experience
  • Private tour of the Airbus A220 final assembly line, with guided overview of each stage of assembly
  • Visit to the flight test center, including a behind-the-scenes look at the high-tech laboratory used to test A220 flight systems
  • Sneak peek inside Delta’s first ever A220, complete with a guided tour of the aircraft’s state-of-the-art interior

“You can use yo​ur miles to go a lot of places, but this experience couldn’t be replicated,” said Delta Platinum Medallion Member and SkyMiles Experience winner, Peter S. “From getting a chance to fly the A220 simulator to being one of the first people to see the thoughtful features of the new aircraft, it was an incredible and memorable day.”

As the first North American operator of the A220, Delta is bringing an elevated customer experience to top business routes with features that customers will look forward to every time they fly. 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.

All photos by Delta.