ATLANTA, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is adding new selections to the EATS food-for-sale menu, upgrading spirits offered and offering customers the opportunity to donate to the American Cancer Society with their onboard purchases.
"We know our customers can't always fit mealtime into their busy travel schedules, so Delta makes it easier by offering a selection of quality food onboard," said Joanne Smith, Delta's senior vice president of In-Flight Service. "We have a variety of options to please all of our customers – whether you're looking for a light snack or a full meal."
New EATS menu items include:
- Kids Plate – peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole grain bread; apple wedges; grapes; carrot and celery sticks; and ranch dressing available for $4.50 onboard this month.
- Ben and Jerry's ice cream – Vanilla and Cherry Garcia flavored ice cream available for $2.50 on lunch or dinner flights longer than 1,800 miles beginning June 1.
- Wrigley's Gum – Wrigley's 5® Rain®, a tingling spearmint flavor for $2 beginning June 1.
- Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey – blend of classic Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey with honey liqueur best served with ginger ale or Sprite® for $7 beginning June 1.
- Margaritaville Margarita Mix – a tasty margarita flavored drink that can be mixed with tequila for $7 beginning June 1.
These new items complement for-purchase food options Delta offers customers through the EATS menu. Refreshed EATS items onboard this summer for morning flights include a breakfast BLT wrap; snack bar and yogurt; and a fruit and cheese plate. During lunch and dinnertime flights customers can choose from a chicken salad sandwich, black forest turkey sliders, and a fruit and cheese plate – all using Boar's Head® premium meats and cheeses.
Also available for sale onboard Delta flights are Travel Treats and Flight Delights snack boxes, Pringles, M&M's® and Bentley's Popcorn. As part of its partnership with the American Cancer Society, Delta will donate $1 to help find a cure for cancer for every Flight Delights snack box sold during the month of May.
These improved food options are part of Delta's previously announced plan to invest more than $2 billion in enhanced global products, services and airport facilities through 2013. In addition to refreshed food options, Delta is adding an Economy Comfort product and offering full-flat bed seats on its entire international widebody fleet; upgrading its domestic fleet with more First Class seats and in-seat entertainment; adding personal, in-seat entertainment for both BusinessElite and Economy class customers on all long-haul international flights; adding in-flight Wi-Fi service to all domestic aircraft with a First and Economy class cabin; and building new terminal facilities for international customers at its two largest global gateways – Atlanta and New York-JFK.
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 346 destinations in 64 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, the world's largest 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.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines