ATLANTA, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is adding World Spirits Competition winner Tequila Avion to its cocktail offerings in the award-winning Delta Sky Clubs, offering another benefit to Delta customers.
"Adding a stylish and delicious new spirit like Tequila Avion to the Delta Sky Club cocktail menu is just the latest step in a long list of enhancements we've been making to the premium customer experience," said Wayne Aaron, Delta's vice president – Marketing Programs and Distribution Strategy. "We continue to invest in the look and feel of the clubs, and the addition of Tequila Avion during special tasting events is a fun new element our customers will certainly enjoy."
To celebrate the partnership, during the next few months select Delta Sky Clubs in Atlanta, New York at JFK and La Guardia, Detroit, Boston, Miami and Los Angeles will hold Tequila Avion Tastings where local mixologists will create custom Avion cocktails. Club bartenders will be specially trained by local mixologists to create fun new drink options using the award-winning spirit.
"We were thrilled when Delta, a titan of the industry, chose to partner with us on this exciting new venture," said Tequila Avion founder Ken Austin. "Our dedication to creating the finest and smoothest tequila in the world is a perfect match for Delta, which is dedicated to a creating a premium travel experience."
Avion translates to airplane in Spanish, French and other languages. Produced with fifth generation agave growers using the finest Blue Weber agave, Avion's distinct production process results in a premium spirit that defines a new standard of quality and taste. Delta Sky Clubs will offer all three Tequila Avion products: Silver, Reposado (aged six months) and Anejo (aged two years).
The addition of Avion to Delta Sky Clubs is just one of many upgrades Delta has made to the Sky Club experience. Over the last year, Delta has introduced new Sky Clubs in Indianapolis, Philadelphia and renovated Sky Clubs in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Atlanta, New York – LaGuardia, New York – JFK and Los Angeles. Later this year, Delta will open a new Sky Club in Seattle and on Atlanta's Concourse D, bringing the total to 54 award winning clubs.
With contemporary and updated ambiance, the refurbished Delta Sky Clubs offer customers full-service bars with complimentary beverages and snacks all day; new art featuring aerial photography of the region; personalized flight assistance; updated restrooms; satellite television; and a work zone complete with complementary Wi-Fi, cyber counters, desktop computers, wireless printers and additional charging options.
Delta's Sky Club investments are part of the airline's more than $2 billion investment in enhanced global products, services and airport facilities through 2013. In addition to improving Sky Clubs and upgrading its domestic fleet, Delta will offer full flat-bed seats on more than 160 widebody aircraft, feature personal, in-seat entertainment for both BusinessElite and Economy class customers on all widebody flights, and complete new terminal facilities for international customers at its two largest global gateways – Atlanta and New York-JFK.
About Tequila Avion
Tequila Avion is the ultra premium tequila that defines a new standard of quality and taste - "Taste Elevated." Produced with fifth generation agave growers from the finest Blue Weber agave found in the highest regions of Jalisco, Mexico, Tequila Avion's distinct flavors are achieved through a combination of slow-roasting at lower temperatures to protect the natural flavors of the agave and an ultra-slow filtration process which creates an unusually smooth taste profile. Tequila Avion is available in Silver, Reposado and Anejo varietals. Recently, Tequila Avion was awarded three medals including Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. To learn more please visit www.TequilaAvion.com our Facebook page: Tequila Avion and our Twitter account @TequilaAvion.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 354 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.
Terms & Conditions
Offer based on first come, first served while supplies last. Offer void where prohibited by law and void to everyone under 21 years old. Additional restrictions may apply. Please drink responsibly.
All Delta Sky Club rules apply to Delta Sky Club membership and use. To review the rules, please visit delta.com/skyclub.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines