Delta Air Lines, which is the first North American airline to operate the new A330-900neo, is now flying the aircraft from Seattle to Shanghai, according to a statement from the airline’s local headquarters in Bellevue.
It will be deployed to other top Asian destinations from Seattle, including Seoul beginning Oct. 1, and Tokyo-Narita beginning Oct. 27. The aircraft launch nearly doubles the premium seat offerings from the region to top Asian markets and is the latest in a series of investments Delta has made as it marks the five-year anniversary of its Sea-Tac hub.
The A330-900neo is Delta’s first new wide-body delivery to feature all four Delta seat experiences and is the first to feature the new wireless IFE system, developed by Delta Flight Products. It is also equipped with high-speed 2Ku internet connectivity and access to free in-flight mobile messaging through iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
Additional enhancements include memory foam cushions, in-seat power ports, full-spectrum LED ambient lighting, thousands of hours of complimentary entertainment via seat-back screens throughout the aircraft, and a new bistro-style main cabin experience launching this November.