Delta unveils ‘sliding door’ suites for A350 and B777 business class

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Photograph of the new Delta One suite
Delta says this is the first business class cabin to feature a sliding door for each suite. The Delta One suite will be introduced on A350 and B777 aircraft.

Delta Air Lines’ business class travellers will be offered enhanced privacy when travelling on the Airbus A350, thanks to the introduction of the ‘Delta One’ suite, which features sliding doors.

According to Delta, this is the first business class cabin to offer such a feature and it will be available when the A350 enters service next year. Each aircraft will feature 32 suites and once the product has launched on the A350, it will also make its way to the Boeing 777s.

The Delta One suite offers an 18-inch in-flight entertainment (IFE) screen, fully lie-flat seats, storage compartments, a universal power outlet and USB port, plus customisable lighting. There are also other benefits, such as chef-curated meals, noise-cancelling headphones and TUMI amenity kits.

Tim Mapes, Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, said: “Delta constantly listens to customers and responds with products that deliver what they want. After setting the standard with the introduction of full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in 2008, Delta is again elevating the international business class experience.

“Added comfort and privacy are important to business travellers, and that drove the design of the all-new Delta One suite.”

The launch of the Delta One suite comes just weeks after United Airlines announced the launch of its all-new United Polaris business class product.