Delta has unveiled the domestic first-class seats for the incoming fleet of Airbus A321neo narrowbody aircraft.
The seats have larger seatback screens, more privacy, more stowage and more comfort than Delta’s existing domestic first-class seats, the airline said.
The seats feature fixed side panels around the headrest for privacy. The tray table will offer 25% more workspace than the first class seats on Delta’s existing A321 aircraft, the carrier said. The seats will also offer triple the volume for storage of personal items. Additional features: wireless, high-definition seatback screens and “enhanced” memory foam cushions, Delta said.
“Customer insights were instrumental to the new design, and we spent hundreds of hours listening to customers so that we could respond with thoughtful improvements,” said Mauricio Parise, Delta’s managing director of product development. “We’ve completely customized every feature on the seat to create a truly unique, premium seating product for domestic first class.”
The seats were designed in partnership with seat manufacturer Recaro and aircraft-interiors consultancy Factorydesign.
Delta expects to take delivery its first A321neo in the fourth quarter of 2020. The airline has 100 planes on order with an option for 100 more. Deliveries are scheduled to continue through 2023.