Delta Air Lines is to bring its Premium Select international premium economy product to a second Latin American market with confirmation that reconfigured Boeing 767-400 aircraft will be used on its Atlanta – Buenos Aires route from 15-Apr-2020.
The US major opened reservations for the new product this week, with the aircraft also featuring Delta One, Delta Comfort+, and Main Cabin offerings. Delta is investing millions of dollars in its long-haul fleet, giving customers greater choice of cabin products. The 767-400 refit follows the introduction of the Delta One suite and Delta Premium Select cabin on its Airbus 350 and Boeing 777 aircraft.
“We are proud to bring customers flying to and from Buenos Aires more choices and the benefits of Delta’s continuous investments in its fleet and onboard experience,” says Rodrigo Bertola, Delta’s director Hispanic South America, Central America and the Caribbean. “These new seats, based on our latest design, give our customers a luxurious experience, which is complemented by refreshed amenity kits and a new winter menu and wine selection.”
The Delta One cabin will feature a new seat customised for the 767-400, offering 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 feature personal stowage areas, customisable ambient lighting and 18-inch wide, high-resolution in-flight entertainment screens. A new self-service area will also allow customers to enjoy snacks and beverages at their leisure throughout the flight.
Delta’s premium economy cabin, Delta Premium Select, will have 20 seats in a 2-2-2 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-cancelling headsets.
Seats, with memory foam cushions, will be 19 inches wide with up to 38-inch pitch and 7-inch recline. The seats will also feature an adjustable leg rest and footrest, along with a larger 13.3-inch entertainment screen than those in Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin.
In Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin, new, wider seats with memory foam cushions and adjustable headrests offer improved comfort on long-haul flights. A 10.1-inch seatback screen features 1,000+ hours of entertainment via Delta Studio.
As part of the reconfiguration, the aircraft will be fitted with Delta’s own in-flight entertainment system created by Delta Flight Products. The system combines wireless technology with tablet displays mounted into the back of the seat. 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. Delta Air Lines currently has a fleet of 21 Boeing 767-400s, according to CAPA – Centre for Aviation Fleet Database.
In addition to the expected customer experience and cost benefits, wireless in-flight entertainment helps reduce environmental impact. The wireless streaming technology enables the reduction of about one pound of wiring per seat. This means Delta’s modified 767-400 fleet will save about 1,330 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.
Complementing the luxury of the new Delta One business class and Delta Premium Select, Delta recently announced the launch of upgraded TUMI amenity kits featuring basil-scented formulas from LE LABO’s plant-based Body-Hair-Face collection. By removing single-use plastic bags from the Delta One kits, the airline will divert 30,951 pounds of plastic from landfills in one year. That’s the equivalent to the weight of one of its CRJ200 regional jets.