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Delta completes fit-out of flat-bed seats on wide-body aircraft


Delta completes fit-out of flat-bed seats on wide-body aircraft

Delta now offers full flat-bed seating to business class passengers on all international wide-body aircraft – the first US carrier to do so.

Delta Air Lines has become the first US carrier to offer full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in business class across its entire international wide-body fleet.

In the airline’s biggest fleet modification in more than a decade, new seats have been installed in the BusinessElite cabin on its Airbus A330-200/300, Boeing 767-300ER/400ER, 747-400 and 777-200ER/LR aircraft.

Full flat-bed seating is also being extended to Delta’s Boeing 757-200 transcontinental fleet. The installation of the seats is the latest stage of a wider investment to improve the overall onboard passenger experience.

Tim Mapes, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Delta Air Lines, explained: “We’re investing in giving our customers the wide range of options they want on long flights – from being fully connected via in-flight Wi-Fi to being fully disconnected and enjoying a great movie or comfortable sleep.

“Delta has set a new standard for our customers by adding full flat-bed seats with direct-aisle access, improved meals and amenities, and quality in-flight entertainment options.”

In addition to the investment in its wide-body aircraft, Delta announced earlier this year that it is spending $770 million on enhancing the passenger experience across its narrow-body fleet.

Future Travel Experience Up in the airIf you are committed to enhancing the onboard passenger experience, make sure you attend the FTE Up in the Air conference, which will take place at our flagship event, FTE Global 2014, in Las Vegas from 24-26 September 2014. The theme of the event is 'Redefining the end-to-end passenger experience'.

The Up in the Air conference will focus on all things in-flight – including IFE&C, passenger and crew connectivity, cabin design, passenger comfort, personalisation and ancillary revenue generation – and we look forward to playing an important role in shaking up the passenger experience in the air, which has evolved very little in the last 20 years, unlike on the ground.

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