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Delta launches Airbus A350 flights

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A350 inaugural flight through the airport window. Source: Delta Air Lines.

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,

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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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