Nov 15, 2012
MOSCOW, Nov. 15, 2012 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is introducing its new full flat-bed BusinessElite seats on flights between Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and New York, JFK as part of its ongoing plan of investing more than $3 billion in enhanced global products, services and airport facilities throughout 2013.
Delta will offer 500 full flat-bed seats each week when the new BusinessElite seats become available from 17 Nov. 2012. Delta operates a daily nonstop service between Moscow and New York with a Boeing 767-400 in co-operation with its SkyTeam partner Aeroflot.
“Delta’s frequent business travellers tell us that the comfort of flat bed seats with direct aisle access is a must-have on flights to and from the U.S.,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s Senior Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The design of Delta’s new BusinessElite seats optimizes each passenger’s space, giving them privacy to work or relax in order to arrive at their destination ready for a day’s business.”
Customers flying in BusinessElite on Delta flights between Moscow and the U.S. will enjoy forward-facing seats that convert to a 180-degree fully flat-bed and offer direct aisle access in a 1x2x1 configuration. All feature a 10.6” individual screen and a broad range of on demand entertainment in addition to 110v AC power source and USB port.
Other product initiatives being rolled out across Delta’s international fleet include the expansion of Wi-Fi service from 2013. The introduction of Wi-Fi on Delta flights between Russia and the U.S. will enable customers to get online throughout their journey. From May 2013 onwards, passengers flying into New York-JFK will benefit from Delta’s $1.2 billion investment to expand JFK Terminal 4, creating a state-of-the-art international gateway at JFK.
“There are strong business ties between Moscow and New York and we continue to see a growing demand for premium travel on the trans-Atlantic,” said Leonid Tarasov, Delta’s commercial director for Russia. “These product improvements will further enhance the overall customer experience for business travelers across Delta’s core business markets including Moscow.”
Additionally, customers flying in Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium economy service, benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard international Economy class seats. Customers seated in Economy Comfort also board early and enjoy complimentary spirits throughout the flight.
For further information on Delta Air Lines please visit delta.com or contact reservations on +7 495-937-9090.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic "Airline of the Year" by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology, won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey and was the recipient of 12 Executive Travel Magazine Leading Edge Awards for U.S. airlines. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 313 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.