Delta orders $12.7 billion Airbus planes in blow to Boeing $DAL

Delta Air Lines announced Thursday it has ordered 100 Airbus planes with an option to buy 100 more, in a blow to Airbus’ American rival Boeing. Delta said it was buying the A321neo aircraft to renew its narrowbody fleet. The planes have 197 seats. “This is the right transaction at the right time for our customers,…