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Delta Air Lines firms order for 12 additional Airbus A220 aircraft

Delta Air Lines has firmed up an order for a dozen more Airbus A220-300 aircraft, bringing the airline’s total firm order for A220s to 119 aircraft – 45 A220-100s and 74 A220-300s.

Throughout the years, Delta has reordered the A220 four times and is today the largest A220 customer and operator.

Delta took delivery of its first Airbus A220 in October 2018, and was the first U.S. carrier to operate the aircraft type. Delta currently owns a fleet of 415 Airbus aircraft, including 59 A220 aircraft, 266 A320 Family aircraft, 62 A330s and 28 A350-900 aircraft.

With 246 A220s delivered to 16 airlines operating on four continents, the A220 is the optimal aircraft to offer operational flexibility for both regional as well as long-distance routes. To date, more than 70 million passengers have enjoyed the A220. The fleet is currently flying on over 825 routes and 325 destinations worldwide. As of the end of December 2022, nearly 30 customers have ordered close to 800 A220 aircraft – confirming its leading position in the small single-aisle market.

Top Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Airbus A220-300 (CS300 BD-500-1A11) N312DU (msn 55170) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 959910.

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Croatia Airlines signs firm order for six Airbus A220-300 aircraft

Croatia Airlines, Croatia’s national flag carrier based in Zagreb, has signed a firm order for six Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Croatia Airlines plans to lease an additional nine A220s, taking its total commitment for the type to 15.

The A220s will replace previous generation aircraft in the company’s fleet, reducing operating costs as well as improving environmental efficiency and competitiveness while offering passengers unrivaled comfort throughout its fleet.

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ITA Airways puts its first two Airbus A220-300s into revenue service

Ita Airways took delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 (EI-HHI) on September 2, 2022.

After crew training, the new type is now in revenue service. First revenue flight was on October 16 as domestic flight AZ1383 from Rome to Genoa with EI-HHI.

The first international cheduled service was also on October 16, 2022 from Rome-Fiumicino to Geneva and Zurich. The first international flight went from Rome to Geneva and return and in the early evening to Zurich (top) with EI-HHJ.

Munich will come on line on October 30, 2022.

The airline also stated:

The newcomer will be operational between Rome, Milan Linate, Genoa, Turin, Naples, Geneva, Zurich and Munich.

Both aircraft wear “Born to be Sustainable” sub-titles.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): ITA Airways Airbus A220-300 (CS300 BD-500-1A11) EI-HHJ (msn 55176) (Born to be Sustainable) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 959146.

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airBaltic showcases its A220-300 at Istanbul Airshow with Airbus

airBaltic, together with the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, takes part in Istanbul Airshow 2022 to showcase its latest A220-300 aircraft from October 6 to October 8, 2022.  During the airshow, the airBaltic and Airbus teams will present the aircraft, its interior and capabilities to customers, international media and public.

Thus far, airBaltic has carried  more than 9.6 million passengers on the Airbus A220-300 aircraft. Airbus A220-300’s have completed more than 111,000 flights and flown over 243 000 block hours.

Since May 2020, airBaltic operates all its flights with a single aircraft type – Airbus A220-300, thus minimizing the complexity and benefiting from the additional efficiency provided by the aircraft. The airline’s fleet now consists of 36 A220-300 aircraft with three more still planned to join in 2022.

 The Airbus A220-300 has performed beyond the company’s expectations, delivering better overall performance, fuel efficiency and convenience for both passengers and the staff. This aircraft offers an excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories and much more.

The Airbus A220-300 has a high-quality air filtering system equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) type filter that provides the best level of filtration currently available for recirculated cabin air from the very beginning of boarding, during entire flight and until all passengers have left the aircraft. The quality of cabin air is carefully controlled and is recirculated with ventilation rates that provide a total change of air 20-30 times per hour.

In addition, the aircraft is also considerably quieter – with a four times smaller noise footprint. Moreover, at the moment it is the greenest commercial aircraft in the world, as it is the first aircraft to have a transparent declaration of the life-cycle environmental impact, helping to reduce CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.

Top Copyright Photo: airBaltic Airbus A220-300 (Bombardier CS300 – BD-500-1A11) YL-CSE (msn 55007) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 957826.

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JetBlue adds 30 Airbus A220s to its order book, total now 100

JetBlue Airways today announced an agreement to exercise its option to add 30 additional Airbus A220-300 aircraft to its order book, bringing the total number of A220s in the airline’s fleet and on order to 100.

In 2018, JetBlue announced its initial order of 60 A220s and the option for 60 additional aircraft. JetBlue converted 10 of 60 options to firm orders in 2019, and the 30 A220s announced today will enable acceleration of the retirement of JetBlue’s Embraer E190 fleet.

Exceptional Fuel Efficiency & Economics

The A220 offers nearly 30 percent lower direct operating costs per seat compared to the fleet it is replacing, supporting the airline’s focus on keeping costs low. Additionally, the aircraft’s range and seating capacity will add flexibility to JetBlue’s network strategy as it targets growth in its focus cities, including options for transcontinental flying and opening the door to new markets and routes not feasible with the airline’s existing fleet.

The A220 is powered exclusively by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, which deliver double-digit improvements in fuel and carbon emissions. Optimizing fuel burn is an important first step in JetBlue’s sustainability strategy, and prioritizing fuel-efficient aircraft and engines aligns with JetBlue’s approach to reducing emissions. Earlier this year, JetBlue became the first major U.S. airline to achieve carbon neutrality for all domestic flights, and later announced its plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions across all operations by 2040.

Considerable Comfort

The A220’s spacious and comfortable cabin makes it the perfect fit for JetBlue, which has consistently led U.S. airlines in onboard experience.

The airline’s A220s are outfitted with 140 Collins Meridian seats, customized around customer feedback and featuring a number of design elements with comfort and convenience in mind. Seating is arranged in a two-by-three configuration offering multiple seating options for all party sizes and includes USB-C, USB-A and AC power at every seat. JetBlue – which offers the most legroom in coacha – maximizes the A220’s ultra-modern design to create an elevated customer experience throughout the interior.

Keeping customers connected and entertained is also on display aboard JetBlue’s A220 with Thales AVANT and ViaSat-2 connectivity. With this system, JetBlue offers every customer high-definition screens at every seat and personalized entertainment choices. Additionally, JetBlue is the only U.S. carrier with free high-speed Fly-Fi® on every plane, providing customers with the ability to connect an unlimited number of devices to stream, surf, or chat during the entire flight, from gate to gate. Fly-Fi® connectivity is available in nearly every region that JetBlue fliesb.

Future of the Fleet

JetBlue’s first A220 aircraft arrived in December 2020 and the airline is on track to take delivery of its ninth A220 this month. Nine more are scheduled for delivery in 2022, followed by another 21 in 2023. Ultimately, these A220s will replace the airline’s E190s, with the last E190 exiting in 2026.

JetBlue’s initial order for 60 A220 aircraft was announced in July 2018.

Air Canada unveils Turning Red themed aircraft celebrating Disney and Pixar’s all new film set In Toronto

Air Canada has today unveiled an aircraft with a themed livery and other surprises for its customers in celebration of the highly anticipated release of Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red, an animated film that is set in Toronto and directed by Academy Award™ winner and Canadian Domee Shi.


Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red introduces Meilin Lee, a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda! Turning Red will premiere exclusively on Disney+ across Canada on March 11, 2022.

Air Canada will be promoting the film through a themed livery that will fly across the country on a Canadian built Airbus A220. You can watch a video of the characters coming to life on our aircraft here.

The airline is also launching Air Canada’s Contest Celebrating the Release of Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red, offering five prize packages, each featuring a trip for four people to Toronto to attend the Canadian premiere special event of the film on March 8. The contest begins today and runs until February 20 for residents of Canada. To enter the contest, please visit https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/book/special-offers/disneypixar.html.

Starting this month, passengers onboard Air Canada aircraft will enjoy a special Turning Red­video, inspired by the film’s trailer. On select aircraft, passengers can discover director Domee Shi’s favourite places in Toronto by exploring Air Canada’s seatback city guide, and on aircraft destined for Toronto, an animated landscape of the city will be featured on seatback screens as passengers board.

Next month, the March issue of Air Canada enRoute magazine will feature a custom-illustrated cover of Toronto with Meilin Lee as the panda gazing across the city, as well as a feature interview with director Domee Shi.


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Breeze Airways announces its new Airbus A220-300 schedules, first flights from Tampa

Breeze Airways has announced it plans to announce new, longer routes for the airline’s Airbus A220-300 aircraft in the coming weeks but travelers will get their first opportunity to fly on the new aircraft on 17 existing Breeze routes this summer, starting May 4*, as the airline extends its sales booking window through September 6, 2022. Breeze will premiere its new ‘Nicest’ fare and first-class seating, available only on the A220s, with an introductory fare of just $99.

The introductory Nicest fare is not available on all flights and must be purchased by 11:59pm ET on January 25, 2002**.

Breeze will have 15 A220-300s in service by the end of 2022 which will be used primarily for longer-haul flights, including transcontinental service. The carrier, which began service in May 2021 with an all-Embraer fleet, has agreed to purchase 80 A220-300s, with one aircraft scheduled to be delivered each month for the next six and a half years.

Nicest Fare

Until now, Breeze Guests have been able to select from either the ‘Nice’ or ‘Nicer’ fare when booking on the Breeze website or app. When booking a flight on the A220-300, Guests will have a third fare option to select, the ‘Nicest’ fare, which will feature a range of bundled amenities in addition to a first-class seat.

The Nicest fare also includes two checked bags, a carry-on bag and a personal item, and Guests will receive 6% BreezePoints earned. Fresh food items will be introduced later with the longer routes. All A220-300 aircraft will be outfitted later this year with the technology allowing Guests to seamlessly stream TV or movies, check email, browse the internet and stay connected via social media or messaging apps while inflight.

First Class Seat

Breeze’s A220-300 aircraft will feature a dynamic seating plan which can be customized for seasonality, or by route. The A220s will feature a range between 10 and 45 extra legroom seats and 80 standard legroom seats, all in a two-by-three configuration. The aircraft also will be outfitted with between 12 and 36 first class seats in a two-by-two configuration, featuring 39-inches of seat pitch, 20.5-inches of seat width and special features such as a footrest for added comfort. All seats are fitted with in-seat power and USB ports.

First A220 Flights

Breeze has extended its travel booking window through September 6, 2022, revealing on which routes the A220 will operate first. The A220 will not operate every day on each route. To determine which flights are operated by the A220, check to see if there is a “Nicest” fare option, which is only available on the Airbus jet.

The A220 will operate on the following routes:

Tampa, FL to:

– Akron/Canton, OH (starting 5/4/22) ;

– Charleston , SC (starting 5/4/22);

– Louisville, KY (starting 5/4/22);

– Norfolk, VA (starting 5/4/22);

– Oklahoma City, OK (starting 5/4/22);

– Richmond, VA (starting 5/4/22);

– Tulsa, OK (starting 5/5/22);

– Bentonville/Fayetteville, AR (starting 5/6/22);

– Huntsville, AL (starting 5/6/22).

Charleston, SC to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22);

– Providence, RI (starting 5/5/22);

– Richmond, VA (starting 5/26/22);

– Hartford, CT (starting 6/2/22);

– Huntsville, AL (starting 6/30/22).

Norfolk, VA to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22);

– Columbus, OH (starting 6/2/22);

– Hartford, CT (starting 6/2/22).

Richmond, VA to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22);

– Charleston, SC (starting 5/26/22).

Akron/Canton, OK to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22).

Louisville, KY to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22).

Oklahoma City, OH to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/4/22).

Providence, RI to:

– Charleston, SC (starting 5/5/22).

Tulsa, OK to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/5/22).

Bentonville/Fayetteville, AR to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/6/22).

Huntsville, AL to:

– Tampa, FL (starting 5/6/22);

– Charleston, SC (starting 6/30/22).

Hartford, CT to:

– Charleston, SC (starting 6/2/22);

– Columbus, OH (starting 6/2/22);

– Norfolk, VA (starting 6/2/22);

– Pittsburgh, PA; (starting 6/2/22).

Columbus, OH to:

– Hartford, CT (starting 6/2/22);

– Norfolk, VA (starting 6/2/22).

Pittsburgh, PA to:

– Hartford, CT (starting 6/2/22).

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Iraqi Airways receives its first Airbus A220-300

Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has taken delivery of its first out of five A220-300 (YI-ARF) aircraft from Mirabel, Canada. Upon entry into service, Iraqi Airways will become one of the first airlines to operate the A220 in the Middle East region.

With the A220, Iraqi Airways will benefit from the aircraft’s exceptional technical, economic and environmental performance. Iraqi Airways’ A220-300 features a modern and highly comfortable dual-class cabin that seats 132 passengers; 12 in business class and 120 in economy class. The state of the art aircraft will play an integral part of Iraqi Airways fleet renewal and modernization plan.

Above Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema.


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