Mumbai, Nov 12 (UNI) US-based air carrier Delta Airlines, that completed one year of its first-ever non-stop flight service between Mumbai and New York this month, imformed Indian passengers will be the first to benefit from its enhanced on-board comfort products when the airlines inaugurates the new Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in April 2008.
The announcement was made by Delta Commercial Director (India) Jasson Phillip at a media briefing here today.
The new aircraft will offer Mumbai customers the added comfort of fully horizontal lie-flat seats in the Business Elite cabin as well as added cargo capabilities for shippers and freight forwarders.
The airlines, according to Mr Phillip, is all set to take the delivery of two Boeing 777-200LR aircraft early next year.
Informing that six more such aircraft have been ordered, Mr Phillip said, ''We are delighted that India will be the launch market for Delta brand new Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, which will bring even greater on-board comfort and service to our customers flying between India and the US.'' These aircraft will be used to serve the airlines' ultra long haul sectors. The new fully horizontal personal suites on Delta will give business class passengers more privacy, space and completely flat comfort, he added. Meanwhile, this week, Delta volunteers and customers are partnering with Habitat for Humanity, a global non-governmental organisation, to build homes in Karjat of Raigad district of the state.
Under the project, dubbed as a unique initiative as part of its social responsibility, more than 40 employees and six Delta SkyMiles customers have volunteered their time to travel and initially help six homes with families in Nagewadi village of Karjat. The airlines has already committed 100,000 dollars to build 100 houses all across the state over a period of time.