Delta to seek new planes

Delta Air Lines is exploring options to buy new wide-body planes to replace existing aircraft in its fleet.

The airline plans to issue a request for proposals to aircraft manufacturers, namely Boeing and Airbus. The aircraft order is expected to include replacements for Boeing 747s and Boeing 767s with an average age of more than 20 years.

Meanwhile, Atlanta-based Delta has been refurbishing interiors of its international fleet with full lie-flat seats in BusinessElite class, with plans to complete to complete the installations in the entire international fleet in the next few months.

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