Delta Air Lines said it is redefining international business class travel with the introduction of the Delta One suite, the first business class cabin to feature a sliding door at each suite.
According to a statement issued by the airline, signed by its principal/PR consultant, Mohammed Abdullahi, the business class is designed with an emphasis on exceptional customer comfort and privacy.
“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”, it stated.
In addition to full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access, which the airline introduced eight years ago, it further stated that “the Delta One suite features full-height door – an industry first for a business class cabin; sliding privacy dividers between center suites; in-suite, customizable ambient lighting; dedicated stowage compartments for shoes, headphones and laptops and contemporary design featuring premium trim and finishes”. Others are memory foam-enhanced comfort cushion; an 18-inch, high resolution in-flight entertainment monitor, the largest among U.S. carriers and a universal power outlet and high-powered USB port at every seat .
Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Tim Mapes, added that “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.”
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 amongst others.
Following the A350 debut, the Delta One suite will progressively roll out on Delta’s Boeing 777 fleet. Delta will be the first U.S. airline to take delivery of the A350, which will primarily serve routes between the U.S. and Asia.