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Delta to upgrade Boeing 747 cabins by 2012

Posted on Wednesday 08 September 2010 in Delta


Delta continues its plan to enhance passenger experience. - Delta Travel News

Business travel is getting an upgrade on Delta flights, as the carrier is remodeling its Boeing fleet in Tokyo.

As part of its $1 billion plan to enhance passenger experience over the next three years, Delta is renovating business and economy class cabins on all 16 of its Boeing 747 craft, according to Business Travel News (BTN).

Business class will receive full flat-beds for optimum comfort, while economy gets newly designed seats with more storage space underneath and personal television screens.

"The multi-million-dollar investment we are making to completely revitalize our transoceanic fleet speaks to our strong commitment to the Asian market," Ed Bastian, president of Delta, commented in a statement.

The news source reports that the airline's 747 fleet flies predominantly through Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, which is a popular business destination for Indian travelers.

Delta is scheduled to begin renovations in 2011, to be completed the following summer. The airline has also announced that the business class redesign will be available on all European flights by 2013, according to BTN.

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