Delta completes new economy configuration on more than 100 aircraft

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Delta Air Lines has completed configurations on 108 aircraft to support its new premium economy product "Economy Comfort".

The carrier unveiled plans for Economy Comfort in February of this year, stating the new seats would feature up to four inches of additional legroom and offer 50% more recline than its standard economy seats.

In a recent update regarding the reconfigurations on its corporate blog, Delta stated its TechOps technicians have completed installs on 108 of 170 aircraft, with the remaining 62 scheduled for completion on 1 June.

The new seats will be featured on Delta's long-haul fleet of Boeing 747s/757s/767s/777s and A330s.

So far the work has been completed on 16 Boeing 747-400s, 17 Boeing 757-200s with personal video and 10 Boeing 777-200LRs. Delta has finished configurations on 11 of 12 A330-300s, five of eight 777-200ERs, 50 of 59 767-300ERs, one of 21 767-400ERs, zero of seven 757-200s with overhead video and zero of 11 A330-200s.

In addition to extra legroom the Economy Comfort product offers priority boarding, free cocktails, in-seat power being installed on the news seats over a two year period and free HBO entertainment.