Delta will look to add Sydney to its nascent Airbus A350 network once the advanced jets begin flying in late 2017, bringing the airline's new Delta One private business class suites onto the highly competitive trans-Pacific route.
The Virgin Australia partner will take delivery of the first of 25 Airbus A350-900 planes in September 2017, each of which will sport 32 suites with full-height privacy doors, lie-flat beds and direct aisle access.
An upgrade of Delta's Boeing 777 fleet, which currently includes Sydney, will follow through to 2020.
A spokeswoman for Delta Air Lines confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the Airbus A350s "will be used on some Asia Pacific routes."
Delta's current direct routes to Asia include its regional hub of Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul.
Delta is also said to continue running the numbers on launching a direct Melbourne-Los Angeles service.
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