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Delta to fly Boeing 777s with business class suites on Atlanta-Tokyo route

Delta Air Lines plans to begin flying its Atlanta-Tokyo route with refurbished Boeing 777-200ER jets next year, including suites in business class and an international premium economy cabin.

Atlanta-based Delta said it will put the refurbished 777s on the Atlanta-Tokyo Narita route by March 2, 2019.  “Delta One” suites and “Premium Select” seats are part of the upgrades.

The airline also plans to begin flying refurbished Boeing 777s on its Minneapolis-Tokyo Haneda route starting in November and its Los Angeles-Sydney route next year.

And Delta plans to use new Airbus A350-900s with business class suites and premium economy on its Seattle-Tokyo Narita route starting next March and its Los Angeles-Tokyo Haneda route by April 1.

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