According to Delta, completion of the installations in all its international-service widebodies makes it the only U.S. carrier to offer flat-bed seats and direct...

Delta Air Lines has completed installing flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in the BusinessElite cabins of its entire international widebody fleet.

According to Delta Air Lines, completion of the installations in all its international-service widebodies makes it the only U.S. carrier to offer flat-bed seats and direct aisle access in the business class cabins on all its overseas long-haul flights.


Delta Air Lines inherited a fleet of 16 Boeing 747-400s from Northwest Airlines upon its merger with the Minneapolis/St. Paul-based carrier. By mid-November 2012, Delta had completed installing full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite business-class cabins of all 16 aircraft

Delta Air Lines inherited a fleet of 16 Boeing 747-400s from Northwest Airlines upon its merger with the Minneapolis/St. Paul-based carrier. By mid-November 2012, Delta had completed installing full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite business-class cabins of all 16 aircraft

 

The interior modifications have been completed in all of Delta’s Airbus A330-200s, A330-300s, Boeing 767-300ERs, 767-400ERs, 747-400s, 777-200ERs and 777-200LRs.

Installing the flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in all these aircraft represents Delta’s largest aircraft interior-modification investment in more than a decade, according to the airline.

With the modifications complete, Delta also claims to be the only U.S. domestic carrier to offer personal, on-demand entertainment at every seat on all long-haul international flights.

Delta Air Lines, the world's second-largest airline in 2011, operates 58 Boeing 767-300ERs on long-haul international routes and 16 767-300s on domestic routes. The carrier also has various other long-haul aircraft types

Delta Air Lines, the world’s second-largest airline in 2011, operates 58 Boeing 767-300ERs on long-haul international routes and 16 767-300s on domestic routes. The carrier also has various other long-haul aircraft types

 

Beginning July 1, Delta also will operate three updated Boeing 757-200 jets with flat-bed seats in their BusinessElite cabins on the transcontinental route between New York JFK and Los Angeles International Airport.

These will be Delta’s first Boeing 757s to incorporate previously announced upgrades which include flat-bed seats in BusinessElite on transcontinental flights linking New York JFK with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

All Delta transcontinental flights on these routes will offer flat-bed seats by summer 2015.

Delta Air Lines has long been the world's largest operator of the Boeing 757. As of spring 2012, the airline had 155 757-200s and 16 757-300s in its fleet

Delta Air Lines has long been the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 757. As of spring 2012, the airline had 155 757-200s and 16 757-300s in its fleet

 

The fleet modifications are Delta’s latest investment in improving the customer experience. Since 2010, Delta has also:

● Launched international Wi-Fi service and completed the installation of in-flight Wi-Fi on all domestic, two-class mainline and regional jets, offering more than 400,000 customers per day access to the Internet above 10,000 feet on more than 870 aircraft;

● Improved the sleep experience in the air for passengers by offering Westin Heavenly In-Flight bedding in BusinessElite cabins;

● Updated its BusinessElite amenity kits, offering cases from Tumi and skincare product brand Malin+Goetz;

● Built a team of celebrity chefs and James Beard Award winners to offer passengers improved food and wine selections; and

● Introduced international Economy sleep kits and added new amenities for its Economy passengers on transoceanic flights.

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