Delta A220 can replace Delta 737

I saw this post earlier, but it was closed. I reposted it because I think it is a good topic. So, do you think Delta’s A220’s can replace there B737’s? Here are the specs for both aircraft.

Airbus A220 Specifications

Variant A220-100 (BD-500-1A10) A220-300 (BD-500-1A11)
Cockpit crew 2 pilots
Passengers 116 typical / 135 max 141 typical / 160 max
Seat pitch 28–36 in (71–91 cm) in 97 cm) in Y/J
Seat width 18.5 to 20 in (47 to 51 cm)
Cargo volume 838 cu ft / 23.7 m³ 1,116 cu ft / 31.6 m³
Length 114 ft 9 in / 35.0 m 127 ft 0 in / 38.7 m
Wing 115 ft 1 in / 35.1 m span, 1,209 sq ft / 112.3 m² area (10.97)
Height 37 ft 8 in / 11.5 m
Fuselage diameter 12 ft 2 in / 3.7 m
Cabin 129.0 in / 3.28 m width, 83.0 in / 2.11 m height
Cabin length 77 ft 10 in / 23.7 m 90 ft 1 in / 27.5 m
MTOW 134,000 lb / 60,781 kg 149,000 lb / 67,585 kg
Maximum payload 33,350 lb / 15,127 kg 41,250 lb / 18,711 kg
OEW 77,650 lb (35,221 kg) 81,750 lb (37,081 kg)
Fuel capacity 21,918 l (5,790 USg) 39,080 lb (17,726 kg)
Range 2,760 nmi (5,110 km3,100 nmi (5,740 km)
Cruise speed Mach .82 (470 kn; 871 km/h) max, Mach .78 (447 kn; 829 km/h) typical
Takeoff (MTOW) 4,800 ft / 1,463 m6,200 ft / 1,890 m
Landing (MLW) 4,550 ft / 1,387 m

Ceiling 41,000 ft / 12,497 m
Engines 2× Pratt & Whitney PW1500G
Unit thrust 18,900-23,300 lbf / 84.1-103.6 kN 21,000-23,300 lbf / 93.4-103.6 kN
ICAO Type | A220-100 BCS1 | A220-300 BCS3

Boeing 737-800

Crew 2
Passengers 160 / 184, max. 189

Propulsion 2 Turbofan Engines
Engine Model CFM Intl. CFM56-7B27
Engine Power (each) 121,4 kN 27300 lbf

Speed 946 km/h 511 kts
588 mph
Mmo (max. Mach) Mach 0.82
Service Ceiling 12.497 m 41.000 ft
Range 7.408 km 4.000 NM
4.603 mi.

Empty Weight 41.413 kg 91.300 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight 78.245 kg 172.500 lbs
max. Landing Weight 65.317 kg 144.000 lbs
Wing Span 34,32 (35,79) m 112 ft 7 in (117 ft 5 in)
Wing Area 124,6 m² 1341 ft²
Length 39,50 m 129 ft 7 in
Height 12,57 m 41 ft 3 in
First Flight 31.07.1997
Production Status in production

ICAO Code B738

Based off of the information, what do you think?

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Maybe the A220-300 could but I don’t think the smaller variant would be able to fill the role.

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Well the 737 has been with Delta for a lot longer than Delta but maybe it could compete in the flights to Hawaii with it but the aircraft I would think it could replace would be ether the E-175/170 or the A320 or A319

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I think if anything, it will take the place of the 319. The 737 holds more passengers, and delta probably won’t get rid of it anytime soon.

I doubt it, the B737 would likely be replaced with the A320 family if anything. I haven’t seen any airlines really substituting the B737 with the A220, it’s a smaller plane.

Please no

I love the Delta B737 and I will not want to see her go
If Delta gets rid of their B737s, I will no longer like them

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