Delta Air Lines, Inc., a major American airline, with its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, confirms taking up the first A350-900 in to its fleet.
Its last remaining Boeing 747-400s, which are scheduled for retirement by the end of 2017 also would be replaced by A350-900s.
The airline has scheduled its debut flight with A350-900 to Tokyo Narita from Delta’s Detroit hub on the 30th of October and followed by other flights for Seoul in November and Beijing in January 2018.
The A350-900 will have 32 seats in the Delta One cabin, 48 seats in Delta Premium Select and 226 seats in the Main Cabin. Apart from that, the passengers in all cabins will have access to high-speed 2Ku Wi-Fi internet access.
The current strength of fleet of Delta is 865 and flies to 319 destinations.