Last Friday the first 777-200LR (longer range) airplane for a U.S. carrier was delivered to Delta Air Lines.
The airplane is the first of 8 Boeing 777-200LRs ordered by Delta Air Lines. 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.
In tribute to employees and to the original “Spirit of Delta” – a Boeing 767-200 given to the airline in 1982 by employees, retirees and friends – the new Boeing 777-200LR, Ship 7101, will be called “The Delta Spirit” in gratitude to the many accomplishments of Delta’s employees worldwide. The aircraft will be officially dedicated to Delta employees in a celebration March 6 in Atlanta.
Source & Photo Credit: Boeing