Delta Air Lines is to instal flat-bed seats in BusinessElite. The seats (by
Contour Premium Aircraft Seating) were introduced in 2008, when the
airline took delivery of two new Boeing 777 Long Range (LR) aircraft.
The sleeper suites also feature Delta’s entertainment system offering
on-demand, digital video and music.
”As we continue to grow to ultra long-haul destinations across Asia, Africa, and
the Middle East, we want to give our valued business class customers the utmost
in comfort and entertainment,” said Jim Whitehurst, Delta’s chief operating
“The experience we’re creating for premium international travelers will offer an
unmatched combination of privacy and comfort with the option to lie completely
flat” added Whitehurst.
Delta’s fully-horizontal personal suite features:
A reclining seat that adjusts to multiple comfortable positions, including a
completely flat surface offering travelers a 6-foot 3-inch bed
A privacy screen incorporating pull out meal table, fold-out video monitor,
integrated footrest and personal stowage compartment for bags, shoes or blanket
Immediate access to the aisle so customers don’t have to disturb another
passenger when exiting their seat
Beginning in fall 2008, Delta will add a sleeper seat to the rest of its 777
fleet. The airline also expects to offer a lie-flat option on its 767 aircraft.
These modifications are expected to be complete by 2010.