Why did Delta retire the 777?

Why did Delta retire the 777?

Looking ahead, retiring the 777 fleet will accelerate Delta’s strategy to simplify and modernize our fleet while continuing to operate newer, more cost-efficient aircraft. The airline will continue flying its long-haul next generation Airbus A350-900s, which burn 21% less fuel per seat than the 777s they replace.

How many Boeing 777 does Delta Airlines have?

18 Boeing 777s
Delta had a total of 18 Boeing 777s, including eight Boeing 777-200ERs and 10 Boeing 777-200LRs.

Is it safe to fly on a Boeing 777?

The Boeing 777 is one of the safest and most successful aircraft in aviation history. If you’ve been on a long-haul flight in the last 20 years, there’s a high probability that you’ve been on one. First entering service in 1995 with United Airlines, it is now a member of over 50 different airline’s fleets.

What will replace the Boeing 777?

Boeing Y3, to replace the 777-300 and 747 product lines. Y3 covers the 350–600+ passenger market, and is expected to be the third Yellowstone Project aircraft to be developed. It would compete with the Airbus A380 family as well as the largest model of the A350 family, the A350-1000.

What is a Boeing 777?

A Boeing 777 is a commercial jetliner in use around the world. It is a twinjet, meaning that it has only two engines, one on each wing. During times of high fuel prices, this makes the Boeing 777 more economical than other aircraft with more engines.

What is delta aircraft?

Delta primarily uses narrow-body aircraft for its domestic flights within the United States and international flights from the United States to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and some European destinations. Most of its Boeing 717 aircraft are based in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and are mainly used for short-haul flights.

What is a Delta plane?

Delta Air Lines flies a mixture of Boeing and Airbus aircraft on its long-haul flights to Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America.

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