This specific’s the end of an era for American aviation. At the end of the year, Delta Air Lines will retire its Boeing 747s, the double-decker, humpbacked jumbo jets that will made air travel more affordable for millions over the past 50 years.
Meet its successor: The sleek, two-engine Airbus A350.
Delta will have several of the twin-aisle workhorses by the end of the year as well as its inaugural commercial route will travel via Detroit to Tokyo on Oct. 30. additional destinations via Detroit include Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing as well as Amsterdam, which all be flying by next spring, according to Delta. The airline is actually the first U.S. carrier to operate the A350.
CNBC got a look inside. nevertheless This specific wasn’t just the plane Delta debuted. The airline also showed off its brand-new Delta One business class cabin, which features suites with — very heavy — sliding doors, as well as the airline’s first-ever premium economy cabin.
Here’s a look at the inside as well as external of the plane: