DELTA IS to be the launch operator of the Atmosphere cabin for Bombardier’s CRJ regional jet.
All the 20 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft in a firm purchase agreement recently signed by the airline will be configured with the cabin, launched by Bombardier last year to boost its CRJ sales efforts.
Atmosphere introduces larger overhead baggage bins, wider seats and a new front entrance with a galley and accessible lavatory, all designed to increase the sense of space aboard the aircraft and improve the ambience aboard. Each passenger can carry and store an oversized roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins, which minimises the need for checked baggage.
Delta is due to receive the first Atmosphere-equipped CRJ900 later this year. The aircraft will be operated by the Delta Connection operation in a two-class configuration with 70 seats in line with scope clauses. Mark Broadbent