Delta Air Lines says it is going to provide an aligned suite of cabin goods with its own partner Virgin Australia in the trans-Pacific marketplace when it starts flying between Sydney and Oregon with refurbished Boeing 777-200LRs including the carrier’ s newest in-flight offering.
The first flight with the retrofitted 777-200LR is because of take off from Los Angeles on Friday April 5 (US time).
The new cabin configuration comprises 28 lie-flat business class seats which include a door for privacy, 48 premium economy seats in a 2-4-2 design, 90 extra-legroom economy seats with 34in pitch and 122 standard economy chairs thrown at 31-32in. All economy seats are nine abreast.
The configuration had an older generation business and premium economy offering. There was also no extra-legroom economy seats.
Delta Air Lines, which started flying to Sydney ” said the refurbished cabin aligned with exactly what its alliance partner Virgin Australia needed about its Boeing 777-300ER flights in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Los Angeles.
“ Ten years since the launch of our service to Los Angeles, we’ re updating the consumer experience within a big way with our Boeing 777 aircraft along with the Australia-US debut of the award-winning Delta One package, ” Delta Air Lines vice president for Los Angeles and West sales Scott Santoro stated in a announcement.
“ Along with the package, we’ ve spent across the aircraft with the accession of Delta Premium Select and also our commitment to provide nine-abreast seats in main cabin, so our clients will have a fantastic adventure no matter which product they choose. ”
Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia launched their trans-Pacific joint-venture at 2011 . The set codeshares on every other’ s flights between Australia and Los Angeles, as well as on international and national flights beyond their respective gateways.
“ Collectively, Delta and Virgin Australia have served more than five million clients on the road with a shared vision of excellence at customer service and the customer experience, ” Delta Air Lines said.
“ Delta’ s upgraded 777 aircraft signifies that the Delta and Virgin Australia joint venture provides a more consistent customer experience, with fully flat-bed seats with direct aisle access on all flights throughout the Pacific as well as a superior economy alternative, an economy comfort merchandise with much more legroom, and nine-abreast seats in main cabin. ”
Presently, Virgin Australia functions Los Angeles daily from Sydney, five times a week from Melbourne and six times per week from Brisbane.