Delta Inks Deal with Boeing at Farnborough for New Fleet of 737s

July 18, 2022

London — Delta Air Lines said on Monday it is taking a step to modernize its single-aisle fleet, with the purchase of highly efficient 737 MAX aeroplanes which will help it to meet demand as well as its long-term sustainability goals.

In a signing ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow outside of London, Delta said it is ordering 100 737-10 jets, with options for an additional 30 airplanes from Boeing.

The 737-10 will provide Delta Air Lines with the best per-seat economics of any single-aisle Boeing model, reducing fuel use and emissions by 20-30% compared to the planes it replaces.

The jet can cover 99% of single-aisle routes around the world, seating up to 230 passengers with a maximum range of 3,300 nautical miles.

Delta has also contracted with Boeing Global Services for a full interior reconfiguration of 29 Next Generation 737-900ERs in its fleet. These jets are expected to enter Delta's 2025 summer schedule with fully refreshed interiors.

Atlanta-based Delta operates a fleet of more than 850 mainline aircraft, including more than 450 Boeing 717s, 737s, 757s and 767s.

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