Delta's renovated Boeing 777s includes suites in Delta One business class. Credit: Chris Rank/Rank Studios. Source: Delta

Delta’s renovated Boeing 777 takes off with suites on board

Delta Air Lines’ first renovated Boeing 777 with suites in business class and a new premium economy cabin flew a route from Detroit to Beijing on Monday.

The Delta One business class suites and premium economy debuted on the airline’s Airbus A350s last year, but Delta is now adding those upgrades to the 777. 

The Boeing 777-200ER also has what Atlanta-based Delta calls its “widest Main Cabin seats” in its international fleet. The plane’s Main Cabin, also known as coach class or economy class, has nine seats across rather than 10 across. Delta says the seats are 18.5 inches wide with seat-back screens and power ports.

The plane also has LED lighting with “customized lighting schemes depending on phase of flight” and Ku-band Wi-Fi.

Delta will retrofit all 18 of its 777-200ERs and 777-200LRs by the end of 2019, including the ones currently used to fly routes from Atlanta to Johannesburg, Tokyo Narita and Amsterdam.

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