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Delta announced earlier this year that it intended to launch a new Premium economy product on its A350 aircraft, but the lack of specifics led many to wait with some anticipation to what Delta had to offer. The wait is over; Delta has detailed the new Premium Economy product, called Delta Premium. The new cabin class will make its debut in late 2017. Delta plans to extend the class to its 777 fleet early in 2018. The company stated it might even expand the class to other aircraft in its fleet.
Key features of Delta Premium
- The new seats will be configured in a 2-4-2 on its A350s
- They will be 19 inches wide, have 7 inches of recline and feature a generous pitch of 38 inches
- As well as power points, the seats will also feature a 13.3-inch entertainment system
- Passenger will enjoy Sky Priority service, which includes fast track check-in, security, expedited baggage, and priority boarding, in addition to a pre-departure drinks service and new in-flight menu
- The final touch is that passengers can avail themselves to TUMI amenity kits with Malin & Goetz products, and a Westin Heavenly blanket
Which routes will Delta use the A350?
Delta has not said on which routes it will be using its new A350s, but when combined with their announcement a couple of months ago launching their new Delta One suite – which has a sliding door for the ultimate in passenger privacy – it is reasonably safe to assume that they will probably operate on some of their more lucrative long-haul routes.
Both announcements are good news for Delta, with the improvements in service and comforts giving Delta a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace, especially for long haul destinations. The next few months will be interesting for regular Delta flyers when they should find out where and when they will be able to experience their new class of services.
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