MIAMI – Delta Air Lines (DL), by retrofitting its Boeing 767 and Airbus A330 fleets, is giving more seating options to its customers as the carrier is continuing to rebuild its global reach for 2021 with new routes to Iceland and Greece.
According to a press release, DL is expanding its Premium Select seating arrangement to more aircraft starting from Spring 2021, starting with a retrofit of the Boeing 767-300 aircraft during the current month, to be followed by the Airbus 330 fleet in mid-July, with the aim to offer this product in time for summer peak travel.
The upgrades, to be applied to both aircraft types, shall consist of refreshed lavatories, new LED cabin lighting, expanded personal power outlets, and memory-foam comfort cushions. Moreover, both types will sport a four cabins configuration, Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin, which shall offer DL customers an expanded choice when traveling both for business or leisure.“As customers return to travel, we’re bringing them better and more comfortable experiences, and that includes introducing Delta Premium Select to more aircraft in our fleet.” Byron Merritt, Delta VP Brand Experience Design Click To Tweet
Byron Merritt, V.P. – Brand Experience Design, commented on the new cabin seating by adding, “We know customers are ready to get back into the world, and that is driving us to accelerate improvements to our aircraft that will give our customers the best onboard products.”
“Delta Select Premium” cabin, which is available on certain international flights since 2017, features wider seats, additional recline, and an adjustable foot and leg rest on select widebody aircraft, depending on the cabin configuration. Customers seated in DL Premium Select also receive a TUMI amenity kit, noise-canceling headsets, and a blanket and pillow.
DL is displaying a continued effort to render the travel experience more enjoyable and has recently announced plans to outfit nearly all its domestic mainline fleet with high-speed connectivity, introduced new contactless payment options onboard and shared plans to build a seamless digital experience that takes the guesswork out of international travel.
Featured image: Delta Boeing 767-300 N181DN – Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways