Delta Becomes First Operator of Airbus A350-900 in U.S.

By Jesse Sokolow on 13 July 2017
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DSC_0890Delta Air Lines announced that it took delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The carrier is the first in North America to operate the plane.

The Atlanta-based airline plans to deploy the aircraft on its Detroit-Tokyo Narita route on October 30.

The new A350-900 is equipped with 306 seats in a three class configuration, with 32 seats in Delta One, 48 seats in the new Delta Premium Select cabin, and 226 seats in the main cabin.

Each Delta One suite has a full-height door and there are sliding privacy dividers separating center suites. Each suite also has individually customizable ambient lighting, storage compartments for a laptop, headphones, and shoes, a memory foam comfort cushion, and an 18” in-flight entertainment monitor.

Seats in Premium Select will have up to 38” of seat pitch and 19” of width as well as 7” of recline. Each seat features adjustable leg and headrests and passengers receive Westin Heavenly In-Flight blankets and pillows, a Tumi amenity kit, and noise-cancelling headphones.

The new Premium Select cabin will also be available on some flights from Detroit to Incheon starting in mid-November and some flights from Detroit to Beijing starting in January 2018.

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