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Delta plans to retire 18 wide-body Boeing 777s by the end of 2020, this is due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline will continue to focus on modernizing its fleet with newer, more cost-efficient aircraft.
“We’re making strategic, cost-effective changes to our fleet to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic while also ensuring Delta is well-positioned for the recovery on the backside of the crisis,” said Gil West, Delta’s Chief Operating Officer. “The 777 has been a reliable part of Delta’s success since it joined the fleet in 1999 and because of its unique operating characteristics, opened new non-stop, ultra-long-haul markets that only it could fly at that time.”
Just last month Delta announced plans to retire its MD-88 and MD-90 fleets in June. Currently, Delta has parked more than 650 mainline and regional aircraft due to customer demand.
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