Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-900ER single-aisle jet.
Boeing’s delivery of the aircraft on September 30 begins fulfillment of a 2011 Delta Air Lines order for 100 Boeing 737-900ERs, which the carrier placed in order to renew its fleet of single-aisle aircraft with more fuel-efficient jets.
The 737-900ER is the newest member of the Boeing 737NG family and has the highest capacity and lowest seat-mile cost of Boeing’s high-selling 737NG single-aisle line.
According to the manufacturer, the Boeing 737-900ER will fit seamlessly into Delta’s existing fleet of 737-700s and 737-800s, allowing Delta to match capacity to market demand efficiently.
Delta’s new Boeing 737-900ER seats 180 passengers and features the Boeing Sky Interior. This interior is the latest in a series of Boeing 737 product enhancements for both airlines and passengers.
It introduces new LED lighting and curved cabin-interior architecture, creating a greater sense of spaciousness and comfort in the cabin.
The interior also features modern, sculpted sidewalls and overhead bins that disappear into the ceiling, yet carry more bags.