Delta extra wide-body Airbus A350 to fly out of Atlanta

Delta Air Lines plans to begin flying its Airbus A350 extra wide-body jet from Atlanta starting in 2018.

Delta plans to fly the A350 on its new Atlanta-Seoul route starting March 24, 2018.

The route, which launched in June, is now on a Boeing 777. Atlanta-based Delta is the first airline in North America to operate the Airbus A350.

The airline's first A350 arrived at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport over the weekend to a water cannon salute, arriving from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France where it was assembled.

Source: Delta Air Lines

The jet will enter service Oct. 30 on Delta's Detroit-Tokyo Narita route, and will also fly the Detroit-Seoul route starting in November and Detroit-Beijing starting in January.

The A350 will feature business class suites, each with a sliding door.

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Kelly Yamanouchi
Kelly Yamanouchi
Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.