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Delta’s A350 is interesting primarily because the aircraft will be the first to offer the airline’s new and impressive-looking Business Class suites up front as well as being the first to offer Delta Premium Select (the airline’s grand name for its Premium Economy Cabin).
I’ve already started a page where you’ll find all the latest Delta A350 route news so, if you’ve seen that, you’ll already know that Delta’s shiny new aircraft are scheduled to fly the following routes:
- Detroit – Tokyo Narita from 30 October 2017 (Inaugural route)
- Detroit – Seoul from 11 November 2017
- Detroit – Beijing from 17 January 2018
Well, Delta has now filed another route for its A350 and it’s not out of Detroit.
From 24 March 2018 Delta will swap out the Boeing 777-200LR that currently operates the Atlanta – Seoul route with a new Airbus A350.
Not only is Delta swapping the aircraft type on this route but the schedule is changing too. The introduction of the Airbus A350 will also see the outbound flight’s departure time move by ~12 hours making it an overnight flight.
As far as I can tell the inbound flight times remain the same.
DL027 ATL 00:29 – 04:00+1 day ICN
DL026 ICN 18:45 – 19:32 ATL
This change is already reflected on Delta.com:
Delta Adds A New European Route
Delta’s route schedulers have been busy this week….although they haven’t been kind enough to schedule the A350 on a new route to Europe which the airline has quietly loaded into its systems.
From 30 March 2018 Delta will operate a 767 aircraft between Orlando and Amsterdam on the following schedule:
DL126 MCO 21:45 – 12:45+1 day AMS (Daily)
DL127 AMS 13:15 – 17:41 MCO (Daily)
From what I can see it looks like the 767 Delta will operate on this route will offer:
- 36 Delta One seats (Business Class)
- 29 Delta Comfort+ seats
- 143 Economy seats
The good news for Economy Class passengers is that this aircraft comes with seats that are around 18″ wide which is up to an inch more than you’ll get on a few Transatlantic airlines (like American).
I haven’t seen any comments confirming whether this is set to be a seasonal (summer) service only but I wouldn’t be surprised to see this route pulled come winter.