Delta has unveiled plans to operate its flagship
Airbus A350 aircraft between Detroit and Shanghai as well as select
The A350-900 will be used to operate one
of four daily flights between Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County
Airport and Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, effective 31 March 2018.
Amsterdam will be the first trans-Atlantic destination for Delta's
A350 aircraft, offering customers an elevated travel experience in
every class of service throughout their flight.
Delta will also
deploy the A350 on Detroit-Shanghai service beginning 19 April
With the addition of Amsterdam, Delta will fly five
international routes from Detroit using the Airbus A350. The first
aircraft is scheduled to enter service later this month between
Detroit and Tokyo-Narita on 30 October, with service to Seoul,
Beijing and Shanghai starting 18 November, 17 January and 19 April
"The A350 on one of four daily
Delta flights between Detroit and Amsterdam will be a great asset
for its enhanced customer experience and the superb operating
efficiencies it will bring," said Dwight James, Delta's Senior
Vice President – Trans-Atlantic. "Amsterdam is our largest
European hub and we're delighted that Delta customers and those of
our joint venture partner, KLM, will be able to enjoy an all-new
Delta in-flight experience between Europe and the United States."
Highlights of Delta's A350 include:
Delta One Suite:
The Delta One
Suites offer up to 32 customers 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, larger
in-flight entertainment screens and memory foam enhanced comfort
Delta Premium Select: Delta Premium Select offers up
to 38 inches of pitch, seat width of 18.5 inches, seven inches of
recline and adjustable leg and head rests. This cabin also
features upgraded pillows, blankets and amenity kits.
Delta Main Cabin:
Free seatback in-flight entertainment on high definition screens,
in-seat power ports at every row and high capacity overhead bins.
The aircraft is equipped with
high-speed 2Ku internet connectivity and customers will have
access to free mobile messaging while on board through iMessage,
WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
Delta is the North American
launch carrier for the A350.
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