Southwest Airlines adds sparkling wine to onboard menu

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has added sparkling wine to the carrier´s onboard offerings, the company said.

In line with pricing for its current premium beverage assortment (spirits, beer, and wine), customers 21 years or older may purchase sparkling wine for USD 5 with a credit card or valid Southwest drink coupon.

In addition to beer, wine, and liquor, Southwest Airlines offers complimentary non-alcoholic refreshments such as soft drinks, juices, water, and coffee onboard all flights, along with peanuts and pretzels. Additionally, complimentary snack assortments are offered on longer-haul flights.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and eight additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season. Its 53,000 employees serve more than 100 million customers annually. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 704 Boeing 737 aircraft.