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Delta introduces all-suite business class

Delta introduces all-suite business class

Delta Air Lines is introducing the Delta One suite, the first business class cabin to feature a sliding door at each suite.

Designed with an emphasis on exceptional customer comfort and privacy, the Delta One suite offers each customer a private space accessed by a sliding door with thoughtfully designed personal stowage areas, an advanced in-flight entertainment system and premium trim and finishes to create an unparalleled business class experience with a comfortable, residential feel.

The Delta One suite will debut on Delta’s first Airbus A350, due to enter service in fall 2017.

Each aircraft will feature 32 suites.

In addition to full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access, which the airline introduced eight years ago, the Delta One suite features:

  • A full-height door at every suite.
  • Sliding privacy dividers between centre suites.
  • In-suite, customisable ambient lighting.
  • Dedicated stowage compartments for shoes, headphones and laptops.
  • Contemporary design featuring premium trim and finishes.
  • Memory foam-enhanced comfort cushion.
  • An 18-inch, high resolution in-flight entertainment monitor, the largest among US carriers.
  • A universal power outlet and high-powered USB port at every seat.

“Delta constantly listens to customers and responds with products that deliver what they want.

“After setting the standard with the introduction of full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in 2008, Delta is again elevating the international business class experience,” said Tim Mapes, Delta senior vice president, Delta.

“Added comfort and privacy are important to business travellers, and that drove the design of the all-new Delta One suite.”

Delta completed installation of full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access on all of its wide-body aircraft operating long-haul international flights in 2014.

Delta One service includes the features Delta customers have grown to expect, such as chef-curated meals, wine pairings by Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, Westin Heavenly In-Flight Bedding, noise-cancelling headsets, TUMI amenity kits featuring Kiehl’s Since 1851 premium skincare, and in-flight loungewear on select flights.

Following the A350 debut, the Delta One suite will progressively roll out on Delta’s Boeing 777 fleet.