Delta Air Lines takes delivery of first 777-200LR

Boeing delivered the first widebody 777-200LR (longer range) airplane for a U.S. carrier to Delta Air Lines. The airplane was revealed and then dedicated by the airline’s management in honor of Delta employees. The airplane is the first of eight Boeing 777-200LRs ordered by Delta Air Lines, enhancing the airline’s ability to connect customers and cargo between virtually any two cities around the globe, nonstop. The aircraft is scheduled to enter scheduled service March 8 flying between Atlanta and Los Angeles, and will fly on March 9 from Atlanta to Tokyo.

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