Aircraft By Type

Aircraft Make & Model:
Airbus A350-900
308 tons
8,000 miles
551 mph
306: 32 Delta One, 48 Premium Select, 226 Main Cabin (in 2017)
218 ft, 6.4 in
212 ft, 5.2 in
55 ft, 11.3 in
2 Rolls Royce Trent XWB turbofan engines
HP or Thrust:
84,000 lbs
No. flown by DL:
Primarily long-range routes between U.S. and Asia.
First Delivery:
July 13, 2017
First Scheduled Service:
October 30, 2017 (Detroit to Tokyo-Narita)
Reason Aquired:
Fuel efficiency, strong operating economics, improved cabin experience
Last Retirement:
Reason Disposed:

Narrative:  Airbus A350 2017-present

Delta was the first North American airline to take delivery of the A350 on July 13, 2017. The A350 was Delta's new flagship aircraft, replacing the Boeing 747 and primarily flying trans-Pacific routes.  


  • First aircraft in Delta's fleet to feature the Delta One Suite, the world's first all-suite business class (with closing doors for each of the 32 seats).
  • First Delta plane to offer Premium Select, the carrier’s first true premium-economy product in a separate cabin. The 48 Premium Select seats are wider than those in the Main Cabin, and include a slide-out footrest and extra recline. 
  • Fuselage built with carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) to support lower fuel burn, easier maintenance and increased resistance to corrosion.
  • First long-haul aircraft to feature Gogo's next generation 2Ku internet connectivity.
  • Larger windows and optimized cabin pressure, temperature and humidity help passengers feel more refreshed after a transoceanic flight. 

“The Airbus A350 sets a new standard of flying experience for our customers, representing years of product innovation as Delta continues to transform into a leading global carrier,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s CEO in July 2017. “Our new flagship A350 fits well in Delta’s long-haul network, combining an exceptional customer experience with strong operating economics and fuel-efficiency as we retire older, less-efficient aircraft.” 

Primarily flying to Asia, the A350 was initially based in Detroit with service to Tokyo-Narita on October 30, 2017; service to Seoul-Incheon on November 18; to Beijing on January 17, 2018; Shanghai in April and Amsterdam in Spring 2018. Service from Atlanta to Seoul-Incheon, home of Delta’s trans-Pacific joint venture partner Korean Air, begins March 24, 2018. 

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