Delta takes delivery of its first A330neo

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Delta flew its first A330neo from Toulouse to Atlanta yesterday, operating on a synthetic light fuel that’s considerably better for the environment than standard jet fuel.

The 281 seats include 29 in business class, 28 in premium economy, 56 in extra legroom economy seats and 168 in standard economy. The A330neo will initially operate trans-Pacific flights from its hub in Seattle later this summer and is likely to be the flagship operator on the new Tokyo Haneda flights.

Delta ordered 35 A330-900’s as part of a major deal with Airbus.

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