Delta launches Airbus A350 flights

Delta Air Lines on Monday launched flights with its new wide-body Airbus A350 jets, on a route from Detroit to Tokyo.

The 306-seat Airbus A350 includes new business class suites and a new international premium economy class called premium select. Delta is the first North American airline to fly the A350, which it calls its new flagship aircraft,

Delta's inaugural A350 flight. Credit:

Flight 275 on the A350 departed Detroit at around 1:40 p.m. Monday. It is scheduled to arrive at around 3:30 p.m. in Tokyo on Tuesday. Passengers on the inaugural flight got a champagne toast and gifts.

The first Atlanta route on the A350 will launch March 24, when Delta puts the jet on its Atlanta-Seoul route, currently operated with a Boeing 777.

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Delta calls Airbus A350 its ‘new flagship aircraft'

Delta takes delivery of Airbus A350

Delta extra wide-body Airbus A350 to fly out of Atlanta Delta launched its A350 into service on Monday, with a Detroit-Tokyo flight on the wide-body jet.

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