January 8 2014  |  Inflight Entertainment

Delta plans upgrade program for four narrowbody types

By Rick Lundstrom

 IFE on Delta's 737 Economy Class

Interiors on its 757-200, 737-800, A319 and A320 will have power outlets at every seat, add new slim-line seats with adjustable headrests, updated lavatories, add more efficient galleys.

“This latest capital investment will improve the service consistency provided to Delta's customers in First Class and Economy cabins as well as increasing aircraft efficiency and overall customer satisfaction of the airline's domestic narrowbody fleet,” said today’s announcement by the airline.

Fifty-six of the airline’s 757-200s will have in-seat video, satellite TV and access to power for every passenger. There will also be new galleys, updated LED cabin lighting, new lavatory designs as well as larger capacity overhead bins to increase passenger carry-on baggage capacity by more than 50%.

The 49 modified domestic aircraft will feature a layout of 20 First Class seats, 29 Economy Comfort seats and 150 Economy seats. The remaining seven 757-200 international aircraft will have a configuration of 18 First Class seats, 28 Economy Comfort seats and 151 Economy seats.

The investment in 43 of Delta's 737-800s will include the addition of in-seat video with satellite TV, new LED cabin lighting and updated lavatories. The aircraft will be configured with 16 First Class seats, 18 Economy Comfort seats and 126 Economy seats.

Delta's 57 A319 and 69 A320s will receive new seats in both First Class and Economy cabins with in-seat power throughout the aircraft. The aircraft will also receive new space-saving galleys, new lavatories, new larger-capacity overhead bins with an average increase of 60% more carry-on baggage space, updated LED lighting systems and new cabin interiors.

Updates to the A319 fleet will also include the installation of in-seat video with satellite TV. The A319 have 12 seats in First Class and the A320 will have 16 First Class seats. All Economy will seats will increase from 17.2 inches to 18 inches. Both Airbus fleets will have 18 Economy Comfort seats with 34 inches of pitch. Economy seats will each have 31 inches of pitch on both aircraft with 102 seats on the A319 and 126 seats on the A320.

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