Delta Airlines: In-flight Food and Beverage

Last Modified: Sun Mar 01 2020 08:50:10 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1940
    In this year, a Delta First Officer stepped out of the right seat of his 10-passenger Lockheed Electra and served customers on board the airline’s first meal service—a boxed lunch and coffee. Since the 1940s, Delta has offered complimentary snacks on board to customers starting with peanuts, later adding pretzels and Biscoff cookies in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
  • 45 million
    Number of meals served by the airline each year! “We’re excited about the progress we’ve made since Delta first began serving food on board,” said Allison Ausband, Delta’s Senior Vice President - In-Flight Service. “Our thoughtful mix of culinary options available to customers is just one way we’re improving the overall customer experience.”
  • 235 million
    Number of packages of peanuts, pretzels or Delta’s signature Biscoff cookies combined served by the airline each year. Biscoff cookie packages alone account for 85 million which the airline introduced in the 80s.
  • 85 million
    Number of Biscoff cookie packages served annually. The Belgian cookie was introduced in the mid 80s, not just in the airline but in the US itself!
  • 2.5 million
    Estimated number of wine and champagne bottles served annually in its premium cabins. Delta has partnered with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson to create a robust wine program that also incorporates a seasonal approach pairing perfectly with the airline’s Delta One menus.
  • 22,000
    + Flight attendants that serve up a mix of chef-created meals in Delta One, healthful selections with bold flavors in First Class on flights throughout North America and for-purchase selections like Luvo wraps as well as complimentary snacks in the Main Cabin. As a global carrier, Delta has also taken a local and regional approach to all of its menus including those originating across the globe.
  • 82 million
    Number of cups of Starbucks served each year.