Delta Airlines has made its decision – and ordered 100 A321neo from Airbus. The deal is worth in reality about $9.5 billion as nobody pays list price. The deal was made easier to discount by Delta adding another 100 options of the same aircraft.
The deal is a sharp blow to Boeing and it has in part, only itself to blame.
Delta has also surprised analysts by choosing the Pratt & Witney engine for the aircraft. It’s CEO aircraft are powered by CFM’s.