ATLANTA, June 28, 2006 – As Delta airplanes land in more international destinations this year, the airline is upgrading the in-flight experience for its international coach customers. Beginning July 1, customers seated in the coach cabin on most of Delta’s international flights will receive printed menus; a complimentary choice of cocktail, including the new Mile High Mojito or Mango Kiss, beer or wine during the main in-flight meal service; and a mid-flight snack. Later this fall Delta will provide coach customers with their own personal amenity kit that will include eyeshades and ear plugs for a more relaxing flight. Also, more customers are already enjoying more comfortable all-leather seats in coach class as the airline continues refurbishing its international aircraft interiors.
“We’re adding extras that will make our worldwide customers’ travel time on Delta even more enjoyable,” said Joan Vincenz, Delta’s managing director of Product Marketing. “A lot of airlines only think about making improvements to the elite cabins. We care about making the experience better for everyone – no matter where they’re seated on our airplanes and no matter where they’re flying.”
Delta’s new mid-flight snack service will offer customers:
- On flights from the United States to Europe, a choice of grilled cheese crackers, peanuts, Biscoff cookies and Sunchips®;
- On flights from Europe to the United States, a vanilla ice cream cup; and
- On flights to and from India, a choice of Toblerone chocolates, shortbread cookies, nuts or snack mix
These in-flight upgrades complement Delta’s introduction of an improved international BusinessElite® experience with more comfortable all-leather seats, digital on-demand entertainment at every seat, and a new personal dining experience on select international flights created exclusively for BusinessElite customers by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein. In addition, all international customers can check-in using new self-service kiosk technology with passport scanning capability at Delta’s Atlanta, Cincinnati and New York-JFK international gateways.
Delta Air Lines (Other OTC: DALRQ) is one of the world’s fastest growing international carriers with more than 50 new international routes added in the last year. Delta offers flights to 460 destinations in 97 countries on Delta, Delta Shuttle, the Delta Connection carriers and its worldwide partners. As the world’s leading carrier between the United States and Europe, Delta offers customers more weekly flights between the United States and destinations across Europe, India and Israel than any other global airline, including service on 11 new trans-Atlantic routes launched since March. Delta also is a major carrier to Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean, with nearly 40 new routes announced in the last year. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on more than 14,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.