Oops, it looks like someone has accidentally published the new Delta A330neo seat map!
As part of the airline’s application to run routes to Japan yesterday, Delta included a brief overview of how their aircraft will be laid out.
What do we know?
Here is a screenshot of the delta document:
As we can see, Delta intends to configure the Airbus A330-900 with 281 seats on board spread over four different classes. This is rather similar to the Delta A350, which this aircraft was designed to compliment.
Main Cabin (Economy)
First, we will have 168 passengers in the rear main cabin. Like we saw with the TAP Portugal A330-900, the back seats slowly taper off in a 2-4-2 configuration. This is actually great as it allows couples traveling together to get a little privacy on the sides, and bigger traveling groups (and solo travelers) to sit in the middle.
The economy seats will have 31 inches of seat pitch, come with AC power and their own seatback entertainment screens.
Delta Comfort Plus is the same seats as economy, but just with a few additional perks. First, there is an additional pitch of 4 inches, bringing the space up to 35 inches. There is also an included amenity kit, and dedicated overhead bin space. There will be 56 seats on board.
Delta Premium Select (Premium Economy)
Like with the new Delta A350, the A330neo will have 28 premium economy seats. The number might be low, but its just enough to encourage a few passengers to upgrade. Premium economy has a seat pitch of 38 inches (in a fully reclining seat), amenity kit, dedicated check-in, a dedicated flight attendant for the cabin, plated meals, and a bigger entertainment screen (13.3 inches if the same as the A350).
Delta One (Business/First)
Just like their flagship Delta A350, the Delta One suites will make a comeback.
Thes suites feature a slew of options that make any frequent flyer salivate. 81 inches of pitch in a lie-flat bed, 15-inch entertainment screen, silverware plated dinner, dedicated cabin crew, lounge access, almost privacy with dividers and everything else that you can expect to find in an almost first class cabin (waiting on those showers Delta!).
When will this aircraft fly?
Currently, Delta’s new A330neo is undergoing final painting and customer checks in France.
Delta might expect to have this aircraft by late March or April, where it will fly between various different Delta hubs for showboating and training purposes. The aircraft will then be put to work on Pacific routes, possibly to Japan.
What do you think of the new Delta A330-900 layout?