Delta launch operator of new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin
Delta has become the launch operator of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for CRJ Series regional jets after signing a firm purchase agreement for 20 CRJ900 aircraft valued at approximately US$961 million, Bombardier announced on June 20.
“We are thrilled that Delta continues to select the CRJ Series as the airline looks into the future growth of its regional operations,” said Fred Cromer, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, in a statement from the company. “Together with Delta, we have driven the development of regional aviation in the U.S., and we are looking forward to further enhancing regional air travel with the launch of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin with our long-standing and esteemed customer.”
The aircraft will have a 70-seat, two-class regional jet configuration and will fly under the Delta Connection brand. The airline will take delivery of the aircraft, the world’s first ATMOSPHÈRE cabin CRJ900s, later this year.
Features of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin include larger passenger living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, a more spacious lavatory and additional cabin connectivity options.