Delta to Bring New Cabins to London in November
BAB Member Delta Air Lines Are Bringing Their International Premium Economy Cabins to the UK for the First Time
- Upgraded Boeing 767-400s will have new Delta One business class seat
- First time Delta Premium Select will land in the U.K.
London, June 24 2019 – Delta Air Lines [NYSE: DAL] is bringing brand new cabins to U.K. skies in November with the launch of its new business class seat offering more comfort and privacy plus the introduction of its international premium economy cabin, Delta Premium Select.
The new cabins will be fitted on the 767-400 fleet and bring all four branded seat products – Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin – to this aircraft, and the U.K., for the first time. The aircraft have been scheduled to fly from London Heathrow to Atlanta from November 13, 2019, New York-JFK from November 17, 2019 and Boston starting on November 21, 2019. By Summer 2020, Heathrow services to Detroit, Minneapolis and Portland will also feature these cabins.
“The new Delta One seat takes inspiration from our Delta One suite to offer added privacy and comfort for our premium customers,” said Corneel Koster, Delta’s senior vice president Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. “The new seats are based on our latest design and provide customers with new levels of choice, comfort and space in both Delta One and our brand-new Delta Premium Select cabin. We are confident that our customers will enjoy these redesigned cabins, which form part of our award-winning on-board offering.”
Delta is investing millions of pounds in its widebody long-haul fleet to give customers greater choice when they travel. The 767-400 refit follows the introduction of the Delta One suite and Delta Premium Select on its Airbus A330-900neo, Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
Here are some more details on Delta’s new cabins:
- The cabin will feature a new seat customised for this aircraft, which offers extra privacy through high sides and a divider between the two middle seats in the 1-2-1 configuration. There will be 34 seats in total.
- The memory foam-cushion seats will also feature personal stowage areas, customizable ambient lighting and 18” wide, high-resolution in-flight entertainment screens.
- New self-service area for customers to enjoy snacks and beverages at their leisure throughout the flight.
Delta Premium Select
- Delta’s premium economy cabin, Delta Premium Select, will have 20 seats in a 2x2x2 configuration.
- It is a separate cabin between Delta One and Main Cabin, offering customers dedicated service, plated meals on Alessi service ware, TUMI branded amenity kits, and LSTN noise-canceling headsets.
- Seats, with memory foam cushions, will be 19” wide with up to 38” pitch and 7” recline. The seats will also feature an adjustable leg rest and footrest, along with a larger IFE 13.3” screen than found in Comfort+ and Main Cabin.
Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin
- New, wider seats with memory foam cushions and adjustable headrests for improved comfort on long-haul flights
- 1’ seatback screens to enjoy the 1,000+hours of entertainment available on-demand via Delta Studio
Furthermore, the aircraft will also be fitted with Delta’s own in-flight entertainment system created by Delta Flight Products (DFP). The first-of-its-kind system combines wireless technology with state-of-the-art tablet displays fixed mounted into the back of the seat. The system debuted Delta’s A220 fleet and is also rolling out on the new A330-900neo fleet before coming to the 767-400 aircraft as part of the interior refit.
In addition to the expected customer experience and cost benefits, wireless IFE also helps reduce the airline’s environmental impact. The wireless streaming technology enables the reduction of about one pound of wiring per seat when installed on an aircraft. This means Delta’s modified 767-400 fleet will save about 1,330 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.
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