Delta Upgrades Airbus A330 Aircraft with Lie-Flat Seats
Delta Air Lines announced it has begun to upgrade its fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft to receive lie-flat seats in the BusinessElite cabin. The A330 is a twin-engine widebody plane.
The airline is also installing new BE Aerospace slimline seats, which provide passengers with more legroom, in coach and Economy Comfort.
The reconfigured BusinessElite business-class cabin will have 34 lie-flat seats, each with direct-aisle access. Each seat will have a 110-volt power outlet, USB port, an adjustable LED reading lamp, and a 15.4 inch widescreen monitor, offering 350 movies, 130 hours of television programming, 27 games, and a real-time flight tracker.
The lie-flat seats in BusinessElite are approximately 78” long and 20” wide. There are no middle seats, as window seats face outward, and center seats are angled towards each other.
The 32 slimline seats in Economy Comfort will offer passengers up to four inches of additional legroom, as well as 50% more recline. The slimline seats will also be installed in the coach cabin, where passengers will have benefit from additional leg room as well.
Delta’s first modified A330 aircraft completed its first flight on April 16, 2013, from Atlanta to Detroit. The airline has 32 A330 aircraft in its fleet.
Currently, Delta has upgraded over 60% of its widebody international fleet to include direct-aisle access lie-flat seats. Its entire fleet is expected to be outfitted with the lie-flat seats by the middle of next year.
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