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Delta Orders 15 New Airbus Planes

June 2, 2014

Associated Press

Delta Airlines delivered a big order to Airbus by ordering 15 new planes to replace older ones. (AP)
Delta Airlines delivered a big order to Airbus by ordering 15 new planes to replace older ones. (AP)

ATLANTA (AP) Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to buy 15 new Airbus A321 planes to replace older, less-efficient jets in its domestic fleet.

The Atlanta-based airline didn't say how much it was paying for the new planes, but each one had a list price of $110.1 million, according to the Airbus website. That would value the order at about $1.65 billion, but discounts for buyers of multiple airplanes are common.

Delivery of the 15 planes is expected to begin in 2018.

Delta now has a total of 45 A321s on order from the French aircraft maker. The first one will begin start service in early 2016, and has 169 seats, live satellite TV and in-flight wireless Internet service.


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