13 NOVEMBER 2017
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Two important first have kept up momentum at Delta Air Lines as the carrier inaugurated its Airbus A350 service between Detroit and Tokyo-Narita and launched nonstop service between Seattle and Mexico City in partnership with Aeromexico.
The inaugural flight to Tokyo of Delta's new international flagship aircraft was heralded with a celebration dubbed the First Flyers Club, complete with champagne, gifts and a multimedia installation for to take photos and share them in social media.
The A350 has a three-class configuration with the Delta One Suites, including 32 seats convertible to lay-flat beds, Premium Select and Main Cabin. The aircraft A350 also features optimised cabin pressure, temperature and humidity.
Delta says the Mexico City service, using a 160-seat Boeing B737-800, is designed to increase business and investment opportunities at both ends of the route, with Seattle, a Delta hub, home to firms such as Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks.
Delta, which claims to be the largest global carrier at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, has more than tripled flights and destinations there since 2012.
The new flight is also part of the strategic plan between Delta and Aeromexico to provide service between their hubs while also transforming Mexico City into Latin America's global hub.
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