Delta In Flight Serves Starbucks Coffee
Delta begins brewing Starbucks coffee on board all of its flights around the world. The move continues Delta's effort to partner with high-quality, like-minded brands in an effort to enhance the overall traveling experience for customers.
Delta will serve Pike Place Roast and VIA Ready Brew Italian Roast decaf in recyclable co-branded cups.
With the expanded partnership with Starbucks, Delta and Delta Connection partners will serve Starbucks coffee on more than 5,000 flights per day.
Delta Opens Exclusive Arrivals Lounge at London-Heathrow
The Arrivals Lounge offers a number of amenities tailored to suit customers arriving in London from overnight flights. Customers are invited to freshen up in one of eleven private showers featuring amenities by New York's Malin+Goetz and take advantage of on-site butler services including clothes press and shoe shine.
Meanwhile, multiple breakfast offerings are available including Starbucks Coffee, lighter fare such as fresh fruit, pastries, yogurt and cereals and prepared to order a la carte items. Wifi is available throughout the Arrivals Lounge, plus a business center and a selection of the day's newspapers. Staff are also on hand to assist with any future Delta travel plans.
"The Arrivals Lounge is a unique offering in the Delta portfolio and re-affirms the importance we place on London Heathrow," said Perry Cantarutti, senior vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa. "This new arrivals facility, when combined with multiple premium departure areas, Delta Sky Clubs and shower facilities offered throughout the Delta system, reinforces our commitment to London and the premium traveler."
BusinessElite customers also have private car access to the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Wing on departure at Terminal 3, which enables them to go from car to Clubhouse in less than 10 minutes. The pre-booked service allows passengers to use the Private Security Channel, beating the queues and leaving more time prior to boarding.
Delta to Fly Boeing B717 on West Coast Shuttle
Delta Air Lines will introduce Boeing 717 aircraft on eight of the 15 daily flights between Los Angeles International and San Francisco International airports in June, offering 40 percent more seats on its hourly nonstop Delta Shuttle.
Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on six continents. For more information visit news.delta.com. "Our Delta Shuttle on the West Coast is designed to connect Silicon Beach to Silicon Valley and make doing business between Los Angeles and San Francisco easier, more enjoyable and more productive," said Ranjan Goswami, Delta's vice president of Sales – West. "As we continue to grow in Los Angeles, upgrading to fuel-efficient 717s on a majority of our daily Shuttle flights is a logical next step in strengthening our position in this important market."
Delta launched its hourly nonstop Delta Shuttle product from Los Angeles to San Francisco in September 2013, adding a California perspective to its long relied-upon New York-based Shuttle.
The mainline 717s seat 110 passengers and offer access to power from every seat. The remaining seven daily West Coast Shuttle flights will continue to be operated by Delta Connection partner Compass Airlines using 76-seat Embraer E175 aircraft.
All Shuttle flights offer access to First Class and Economy Comfort seating and feature wifi service, as does nearly every domestic Delta flight out of Los Angeles.
In December, Delta introduced regional craft beers to bring local options to customers on domestic flights. Delta's West Coast Shuttle features beers from Lagunitas Brewing Company (Petaluma, Calif.) and Stone Brewing Company (Escondido, Calif.). Customers flying the Delta Shuttle between Los Angeles and San Francisco also enjoy:
- Check-in as close as 30 minutes prior to departure
- Dedicated check-in counters exclusively for Shuttle customers
- Gates located near security
- Complimentary newspapers
- Complimentary onboard snacks provided by Luvo, a California-based lifestyle food brand, offering great-tasting, good-for-you food
- Complimentary beverages in-flight, including craft beer and wine in all classes of service
The 717 upgrade on the West Coast Shuttle is the latest in a series of investments in Los Angeles by the airline. Last month, Delta announced plans to begin daily nonstop service to Shanghai in July. Pending foreign government approval, seasonal service from Los Angeles to Managua, Nicaragua, will also begin this summer.
These new routes build on Delta's expansion of international and domestic service from Los Angeles in recent months, including London-Heathrow in October; Dallas and Austin, Texas in November; and Vancouver, Canada in December.
New York Celebrates Japan Week
Japan Week is a promotional tourism event organized by Japan National Tourism Organization that will be held in Grand Central Terminal February 18-20, 2015.
Delta Offers Daily Service between JFK and Tokyo
Delta will be an exhibitor at the event to promote its convenient daily nonstop service to Tokyo-Narita. The service is operated using Boeing 777 aircraft. As on all of Delta's trans-Pacific flights, the Tokyo – Narita service from New York – JFK features full-flat bed seats in BusinessElite – each with direct aisle access.
Delta's BusinessElite service includes a five-course gourmet meal, paired with a wine menu curated by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson. The in-flight experience is completed with Westin Heavenly In-Flight bedding, which includes exclusively designed pillows and comforters, as well as Tumi amenity kits with products from Malin+Goetz.
The flights also feature Economy Comfort seating and in-flight on demand entertainment in every seat throughout the aircraft, including an extensive library of movies, TV shows, music and games.
Delta’s New York to Iceland Service Returns
Delta Air Lines will once again be offering nonstop daily flights between Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport for the 2015 summer season.
Starting May 2, the U.S. airline has scheduled a Boeing 757 aircraft on the route, which is operated in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partners Air France and KLM.
“Figures from the Icelandic Tourism Board show that there was an almost 30 percent rise in the number of U.S. visitors to Iceland in 2014 compared to the previous year,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“Delta is proud to help facilitate this growth while also allowing increased choice for Icelanders travelling to the U.S., with improved facilities at New York-JFK and over 60 convenient onward connections to destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Delta’s Iceland services feature up to 24 seats in a premium cabin with a wide range of dining options. Customers flying in Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium economy service, benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard international Economy class seats, as well as priority boarding. Throughout the aircraft, all passengers will have access to on-demand in-flight entertainment.
As one of Delta’s hub airports, New York-JFK has a number of amenities for passengers, including multiple food and retail outlets. Terminal 4 has recently been extended by 11 gates, allowing for streamline travel for those connecting at New York-JFK. Terminal 4 is also home to Delta’s largest Sky Club, featuring an open air Sky Deck rooftop terrace and specially-selected food and beverage options. All business passengers enjoy complimentary access to the Sky Club.
Popular Flights Return in 2015
Delta is pleased to offer the return of popular seasonal services in 2015, including the following:
- Atlanta – Barcelona seasonal service resumes June 1
- Los Angeles – Managua seasonal service begins June 5
- New York-JFK – Nice seasonal service resumes March 28
- New York-JFK – Shannon seasonal service resumes May 1
- New York-JFK – Prague seasonal service resumes June 1
- New York-JFK – Istanbul seasonal service resumes June 16
- Minneapolis-St. Paul – Honolulu seasonal service begins Oct. 25 More
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SkyTeam Opens Luxurious new Exclusive Lounge in Sydney
The latest in the growing collection of SkyTeam Exclusive Lounges recently opened its doors at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport. In this luxurious new facility, travelers can unwind in comfort.
The Sydney Exclusive Lounge provides everything needed from complimentary internet connectivity and delicious snacks and beverages to a wellness center and a lush, green botanical wall.
New Air France Medium Haul Offer in Europe
Air France recently introduced a new medium-haul offer on flights within Europe with two classes of service compared to three.
In addition to a fuller range of flexible fares to better meet the needs of business travellers, the inflight product is enhanced with new leather seating and more generous and higher quality meals.
KLM'S Leading Dutch Chef Jonnie Boer
KLM will serve meals created by the leading three-star Dutch chef Jonnie Boer in World Business Class on flights departing from Amsterdam between January 22 and October 26, 2015.
KLM continually invests in its inflight products. For example, the World Business Class cabin interior was completely revitalised across the Boeing 747 fleet. And the Boeing 777-200 fleet is currently being updated with a new cabin interior in both World Business Class and Economy Class.
What’s more, KLM has been serving World Business Class meals created by leading Dutch chefs for several years now. KLM continues to invest in its service on board by working with leading chefs and sommeliers. Past menus have been created by Sergio Herman, Richard Ekkebus, Mario Ridder and Richard van Oostenbrugge.