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Posted on Wednesday 22 December 2010 in Delta
Delta Airlines will expand its first class cabin seating by more than 60 percent on its domestic aircraft.
Approximately 350 planes will receive the upgrade as more and more business travelers request premium seating on Delta flights.
According to a press release, Delta will add nearly 1,200 first class seats to MD-88, MD-90, Boeing 757-200 and the 767-300 planes that fly across America by the summer of 2013.
"Delta already offers more first class seats than any other U.S. airline," says Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president of network planning, revenue management and marketing. "This investment in our fleet bolsters our position as the industry leader in first class seating, and is a significant advantage for our business customers."
Australian travelers who come to America on flights to Los Angeles or connect in another major Delta hub before continuing their journey should be able to reserve a first class seat with ease thanks to the expansion.
The increase in premium seating is part of a $2 billion investment in service and airport facilities around the world. In addition to the additional first class space, Delta will offer flat-bed seats on about 100 of its aircraft.
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