June 26, 2018
Delta first Boeing 777 retrofitted with new cabin interior
Delta Air Lines’ plan to retrofit its fleet of 18 Boeing 777 jets with new cabin interiors has shifted into high gear. The carrier unveiled the first of its overhauled 777s in Atlanta, a 777-200 that Delta expects to return to revenue service on July 2. Initially, it will fly between Detroit and Beijing before shifting to another route next month. In total, Delta says all of its 777 widebodies – eight 777-200ER variants and 10 777LRs – will be retrofitted by the end of 2019.
The update will give customers Delta’s latest cabin interior when they fly on the B777, widebody jets that Delta uses mostly on long overseas flights.
The cabin being used for the Boeing 777 update was first introduced on Delta’s new Airbus A350 jets that it began taking delivery of in 2017. Those planes were the first to feature Delta’s new Delta One Suites and new international-style premium economy. While most expected Delta’s 777 overhaul to mirror the A350 cabin, observers watched to see whether Delta would move to a 10-abreast economy layout on the wide 777 like some of its rivals have. Thankfully for fliers, it did not.
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