Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) has taken delivery of its first of thirty-five A330-900s on order from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac).

N401DZ (msn 1915) was ferried from Toulouse Blagnac to Detroit Metropolitan via Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson on May 23/24 ahead of its commercial debut on July 15 on flights from Seattle Tacoma Int'l to Shanghai Pudong, China. This will be followed by service to Seoul Incheon on August 1 and Tokyo Narita on August 31.

"This aircraft will join our fleet this summer, enabling more efficient flying in the Pacific with a best-in-class product that is expected to generate a 5-point to 10-point margin improvement versus the aircraft that it's replacing," Delta said in a financial statement.

Powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000-72, Delta's A330-900s feature a total of 281 seats of which 29 are in business class, 28 are in Premium Economy, 56 are in Economy Plus, and 168 are in Economy.

Delta is an existing operator of the A330 Family of jets employing eleven A330-200s and thirty-one A330-300s.