By Chris Bradley
Delta Air has plans to expand the amount of Economy Comfort seats that it has. It will be adding it to its whole fleet of 550 mainline aircraft as well as the 250 regional jets that it has.
The chief executive officer, Richard Anderson explained that the idea is that they want to make sure that everyone who requires a premium seat will be able to have one. He said that delta has more first class seats than other US airlines and so by expanding their Economy Comfort they will put themselves much further ahead of the others and have more luxury seating for those who want it.
The new seats will have a pitch of 34 inches or more, compared to 31 inches for the economy seats. There will also be more leg room and customers will get priority boarding if they book Economy Comfort. The seats will now be offered on flights to Mexico, Canada, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean and the conversion will start so that the first will be ready in November.
These new seats are part of the $2 billion investment that the company are making to improve their services and facilities. They will also be adding in more first class seats to domestic aircraft and improving the in-flight entertainment. They will have Business Elite flat bed seats on all the wide body fleet and adding in personal in seat entertainment for them and economy class customers on long-haul flights. They will also be adding Wi-Fi on domestic two aircraft and updating the Sky Clubs. They will also be building at Atlanta and New York – JFK where they plan on installing new terminal buildings.