Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on 6 continents

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is dishing out Flight Fuel, the latest on-board dining options for customers, the company said.

Flight Fuel, which replaces the current EATS program beginning June 1, focuses on healthful options, fresh ingredients and more frequent refreshes to align with Delta´s evolving culinary strategy.

The program will be available for purchase on flights over 900 miles within North America.

The program will have three menus, Flight Fuel, Flight Fuel Premium, offered on transcontinental nonstop flights between JFK and LAX/SFO, and Flight Fuel Hawaii, which will be updated every six months, respectively.

Flight Fuel will feature refreshed snack boxes including Crave, Crunch and Tapas, which is the US airline industry´s only non-GMO snack box. Aligning with the airline´s focus on providing transparency and options for customers, all snack boxes will feature full ingredient and allergen labeling.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.

Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on six continents

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has reached an agreement with Airbus to acquire 37 additional A321s as part of its efforts to renew its narrowbody fleet.

The fuel-efficient A321s will replace older-generation jets, including the MD-88.

The agreement follows an announcement Thursday that Delta would become the US launch customer for Bombardier´s C-Series small narrowbody aircraft.

The additional Airbus A321s, which are being acquired near the end of the model´s production cycle, increases Delta´s A321 fleet to 82 and is consistent with the company´s previously announced domestic fleet plan. Delta is focused on reshaping its narrowbody fleet with customer-focused aircraft that offer lower operating costs and better fuel efficiency. The 37 aircraft will be delivered concurrently with existing A321 orders through 2019.

These transactions are part of Delta´s broader fleet strategy allowing the company to achieve its long-term financial targets, including 15 percent EPS growth and generation of USD4-5 billion in free cash flow annually, while replacing 20 percent of its mainline narrowbody fleet over the next five years.

Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on six continents.

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will continue its narrowbody fleet renewal with the state-of-the-art Bombardier C Series, providing for added network flexibility with more fuel-efficient mainline aircraft, the company said.

As the US launch customer, Delta´s firm order for 75 CS100s allows the company to cost-effectively reshape and upgauge its narrowbody fleet, providing an improved customer experience and better cost efficiency while maintaining a focus on prudent capital deployment.

This transaction is part of Delta´s domestic strategy to upgauge the fleet, allowing the company to achieve its long-term financial targets, including 15 percent EPS growth and generation of USD4-5 billion in free cash flow annually, while replacing less efficient domestic aircraft. With the order of the C Series, Delta will no longer induct the E190 into its fleet as planned.

Powered by Pratt & Whitney´s latest geared turbofan PW1500G engine, the CS100 takes advantage of advanced technology and composite materials designed to deliver an expected 20 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over similar sized aircraft when it enters service with Delta in spring 2018. The reduced noise and emissions of the C Series aligns with Delta´s broader goal to reduce the airline´s environmental footprint.

The CS100 features a state-of-the-art interior with the largest windows in the single-aisle market, full-spectrum ambient lighting, seatback in-flight entertainment, in-flight Wi-Fi, high-capacity overhead bins and among the widest seats of any narrowbody aircraft in a customer-preferred two-by-three Main Cabin and Delta Comfort+ configuration, as well as a two-by-two First Class layout.

Bombardier´s all-new, lightweight mainline aircraft will be deployed on short- to medium-haul routes throughout the airline´s network. As part of this transaction, Delta has options for 50 additional C Series aircraft and certain delivery flexibility rights including the ability to substitute the larger CS300 aircraft. The order means Delta will fly customers on more Bombardier aircraft than any other carrier.

Delta is phasing out some of the airline´s less fuel-efficient planes. Fuel use per passenger mile has been reduced by 8 percent since 2008. The C Series transaction, combined with orders for other narrow and widebody aircraft will reduce the carbon footprint of the fleet and supports Delta´s financial and environmental strategy to consume less fuel.