Delta’s blog today shared a few details and pictures of the spiffed up AirTran 717s. The first DL 717 was set to take to the sky in mid September, but the launch date was recently pushed back to the end of the month. The aircraft will be used to replace Delta’s smaller CRJs and DC9s. Check out the full details here.

We are excited to share some pictures of the first Delta 717 all dressed up in its new paint job. You’ll notice the ship number – 9564 – is a nod to the 717’s original MD-95 moniker. In total, Delta will be receiving 88 of these aircraft updated with bright new interiors. Here are the details of what you can expect when they take to the skies this fall: 

Cabin Enhancements

• New cool-white fluorescent lighting

• Onboard Wi-Fi

• Updated dark blue carpet and “Sky Diamond” bulkhead laminate

• Redesigned Economy Comfort & Economy seat covers with additional comfort padding

• New placards and signage

First Class

• 12 Zodiac 6810 seats in a 2 x 2 configuration

• 37” of seat pitch

• 19.6” of seat width

• 110v AC and USB in-seat power

Economy Comfort

• 15 Zodiac 5751 seats at 34” pitch in a 2 x 3 layout

• “Slim-line” seat provides more personal space

• 4-way adjustable headrests

• 18.1” of seat width

• 110v AC and USB in-seat power

Economy

• 83 Zodiac 5751 seats at 31” average pitch in a 2 x 3 layout

• “Slim-line” seat provides more personal space

• 4-way adjustable headrests

• 18.1” of seat width

• 110v AC and USB in-seat power

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…and when this ship was AirTran’s…

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iv September 6, 2013 - 11:53 am

How old are these B717’s?

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Miguel September 6, 2013 - 11:57 am

Between 7 and 14 years old.

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Keith September 6, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Only 12 first class seats…

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ffi September 7, 2013 - 5:28 am

AT had 12 F class and 105 economy on these birds
DL has 12 F, 15 EC and 83 Y; with an extra inch of seat pitch in Y
As DL gets newer planes, look for fewer F class seats and more EC.

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[…] Delta’s Facebook post about them shows the Zodiac slim-line seats in coach. We also know the “new” 717′s (that just stared flying today) will have slim-line seats and the airline promotes this as an “enhancement” to the customer experience as my Award Booking Guru ADAM points out in his post here. […]

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