Delta Air Lines has started selling tickets for seats aboard its newest addition: regional Airbus jets that the carrier says will feature its widest seats in its fleet.
Delta ordered at least 75 of what were then Bombardier's C Series narrowbody jets in April 2016 and the sale kicked off a bitter trade dispute with rival plane manufacturer Boeing, which complained the planes were sold below cost and that the program received illegal support. Boeing lost its trade case in January. Had it won, the planes could have been subjected to a 300 percent tariff if they were imported from Canada. Boeing's chief competitor Airbus took a majority stake in the Bombardier program this summer and renamed the C Series plane the A220.