Delta, who recently took a large stake in LATAM has also this summer launched its A330-900neo interiors. This means that now there is a similar all-aisle access business class product on certain LATAM and Delta flights, although Delta, which is rolling out doors across its new Delta One products, might be getting an additional edge. The airline is already flying on Seattle routes to Shanghai and Seoul but will start flying to Tokyo Narita at the end of October too.
The A330-900neo features refinements to the Delta One suite designed by Factorydesign, which is already being rolled out across its A350 and 777 fleet. Using customer feedback the team allowed for a larger workspace and more stowage.
The A330-900neo Delta One suite offers a private, personal experience, with a full-height door at every suite for enhanced privacy and comfort. Each suite features a fully flat-bed seat with direct aisle access, as well as more stowage for personal items and memory foam enhanced comfort cushions.
The aircraft launch nearly doubles the premium seat offerings from Seattle to top Asian markets and is the latest in a series of investments Delta has made as it marks the five-year anniversary of its Sea-Tac hub.
“We’re transforming the airline customer experience on a global scale and this new aircraft is the latest example of our commitment to our international customers,” said Steve Sear, Delta’s President — International and E.V.P. — Global Sales.
“This state-of-the-art aircraft will provide the latest amenities, entertainment and technology to our customers as they journey to destinations worldwide on Delta’s expanding global network.”
It’s great to see these cabins continue to roll out and while we still aren’t the biggest advocate of doors on suites, at least Delta is trying to align its concept and vision on all of its latest long-haul aircraft roll outs.
(To all our regular readers, apologies for our delay in reporting this story!)