Delta Air Lines completes 747-400 full flat-bed installations
Nov 15, 2012 (Menafn - AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --Atlanta, USA-based Delta Air Lines DAL said it has completed the installation of full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabin of all Boeing BA 747-400 type aircraft.
The last of 16 Boeing 747 aircraft, each with 48 BusinessElite seats, has been retrofitted with full flat-bed seats. It entered scheduled service this week on a flight between Singapore and Tokyo's Narita airport, before making its way to Atlanta, the airline said.
Delta said it previously completed installation of the full flat-bed modification on its Boeing 777 and 767-400ER aircraft types. To date, 13 767-300ER aircraft have received the modification and three more will be complete by month's end. In total, approximately 50% of Delta's widebody international fleet has received the upgrade.
In addition to flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, the cabin overhaul includes upgraded seats in the Economy cabin with personal entertainment at every seat. The airline said that its entire widebody international fleet of more than 140 aircraft will receive the full aircraft modification in both cabins by the middle of 2014.
Delta recently announced plans to install full flat-bed seats on its transcontinental flights between New York JFK and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.
This autumn, Delta announced plans to add Wi-Fi to its entire international fleet. Delta said that the installation of flat-bed seats is a major component of the airline's more than USD 3 bn investment in enhanced global products, services and airport facilities through 2015.
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