The Atlanta-based airline said the new 192-seat planes will improve the flying experience for customers. The aircraft purchase is part of a broader effort Delta is making to reinvest in its business, after recording billions of dollars in profits over the past two years.
The 15 planes come on top of 30 A321s that Delta ordered last year. The 2013 order marked Delta’s first purchase from Airbus in more than 20 years. Many of Delta’s planes are Boeing aircraft, though it inherited some Airbus planes from its purchase of Northwest Airlines in 2008.