Delta Air Lines is ready to fly with new and improved cabin experiences that will start this fall. The airline will launch its new business class seat with more comfort and privacy to new markets in Europe and South America. The roll-out will also include enhancements to its international premium economy cabin.
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 for the first time. The aircraft have initially been scheduled on select flights between Atlanta and London Heathrow starting November 12, 2019, followed by a number of additional European and South American markets. Select flights to London, Zurich and Brussels on this aircraft will be available for purchase starting this weekend with additional markets for sale in the coming weeks.
Here is a full overview of the markets the new 767-400 aircraft will fly:
Atlanta (ATL) – London Heathrow (LHR)Nov. 12
New York-JFK (JFK) – London Heathrow (LHR)Nov. 16
Boston (BOS) – London Heathrow (LHR)Nov. 20
New York-JFK (JFK) – Zurich (ZRH)Dec. 8
New York-JFK (JFK) – Brussels (BRU)Jan. 30
Atlanta (ATL) – Brussels (BRU)Feb. 22
New York-JFK (JFK) – São Paulo (GRU)2Q 2020
Detroit (DTW) – London Heathrow (LHR)2Q 2020
Minneapolis (MSP) – London Heathrow (LHR)2Q 2020
Portland (PDX) – London Heathrow (LHR)2Q 2020
Atlanta (ATL) – Munich (MUC)2Q 2020
New York-JFK (JFK) – Nice2Q 2020
Atlanta (ATL) – Zurich (ZRH)2Q 2020
Atlanta (ATL) – Buenos Aires (EZE)2Q 2020
Delta is investing millions of dollars in its widebody long-haul fleet. 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.
Details on Delta’s New Cabins:
• The cabin will feature a new seat customized 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 with snacks and beverages to be consumed at 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 serviceware, 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.
• 10.1” seatback screens to display the 1,000+ hours of entertainment available on-demand via Delta Studio.
The aircraft will be fitted with Delta’s own in-flight entertainment system created by Delta Flight Products. It combines wireless technology with state-of-the-art tablet displays mounted into the back of the seat – a first in the industry. The system debuted on 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.