It’s pretty easy to tell the interiors of Delta aircraft apart from those of other airlines, given the extent to which Delta has historically used a bright blue as the predominant color in aircraft cabins. It appears that this is going to be changing soon, and the new cabins might just be unrecognizable.
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A look at Delta’s planned cabin rebranding
Edward Russell has a great scoop on how Delta is planning to refresh its cabins, thanks to an internal presentation that he viewed. In this, the airline shared a “look book” with its new cabin designs.
The updated cabin designs represent a major change, with Delta shifting to much darker colors, with dark shades of blue and grey. Then red is heavily used for trim, given that it’s another signature Delta color.
For example, there are pictures of the redesigned cabin with Delta One Suites (business class). The seats are dark grey with a little bit of red trim.
Interestingly it looks like Delta Premium Select (premium economy) and domestic first class will have a design that’s the closest to the current colors, with a lighter shade of blue than in the other cabins (but still darker than the current finishes).
Comfort+ (extra legroom economy) has the same types of finishes as the Delta One Suites, with very dark colors and red trim. Meanwhile looking at the new economy seats, you might struggle to even know which airline they belong to, as they’re just dark blue, with no red used.
Across the board, we’re also seeing changes to bulkheads. Forward bulkheads will feature what Delta is referring to as a “Dark Celestial Sky,” while rear bulkheads will feature what Delta is referring to as a “White Celestial Sky.”
I’ve gotta say, while these interiors might stand out a little less than the current ones, I actually think they’re quite elegant, and a nice evolution. Now I’m just curious to see if Delta complements this with a new livery… I’m guessing not, but who knows.
When will we see Delta’s cabins get updated?
Delta hasn’t yet publicly announced this redesign, so we can’t say with certainty when these new interiors will be introduced. That being said, according to the same source as above, it sounds like we’ll progressively see these new cabins introduced as of later this year.
- New Airbus A350-900 deliveries could have these cabins as of December 2024
- New Airbus A321neo deliveries could have these cabins as of March 2025
- Existing aircraft will also progressively be reconfigured with the new interiors, and you can expect most fleet types to start seeing these new interiors by the first half of 2025; however, expect it will be several years before all aircraft feature these cabins
Again, this timeline is highly subject to change, but it seems like we might not be too far off from these cabins debuting.
Delta is planning on introducing a refreshed cabin concept, whereby the airline will ditch its bright blue, and instead go for darker blue and grey interiors. Delta’s current cabins are unique to the airline, while the new cabins are more generic. However, personally I think the new cabins look quite a bit more elegant.
What do you make of Delta’s refreshed cabins?