ATLANTA — Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels will be part of a new lineup of onboard snacks for Delta Air Lines, which on Dec. 14 will stop serving its Delta Air Lines-branded peanuts and pretzels. Instead, the airline will offer larger portions and more variety, including Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels, Squirrel Brand Honey Roasted peanuts and NatureBox Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Bars. The airline said it will continue to offer its signature Biscoff cookies.
The upgraded snacks lineup is the result of a positive customer and employee feedback study conducted earlier this year.
|Allison Ausband, senior vice-president of in-flight service at Delta Air Lines|
“We know our customers love pretzels and nuts, but we also know they crave more choices and larger portions, which is why we’re upgrading their snacking options on board,” said Allison Ausband, senior vice-president of in-flight service at Delta. “Nearly all of Delta’s 180 million customers enjoy our snack offerings each year, which is why, in the future, we’re also going to look at ways to let them help choose our next lineup.”
The complimentary snacks will be available in the main cabin on flights over 250 miles. Passengers on shorter flights within North America — from 251 to 599 miles — will now receive a choice of Biscoff cookies or Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels, whereas customers were only offered one choice previously. Flights over 600 miles will now offer four choices, instead of three, offering Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels, Squirrel Brand Honey Roasted peanuts, a NatureBox Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Bar or Biscoff cookies, Delta said.
Additionally, customers on international flights will receive a choice of Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels or Squirrel Brand Honey Roasted peanuts.
“Snyder’s of Hanover is excited to be included in Delta’s new snack lineup and provide better snack choices with America’s favorite pretzel,” said Joey Shevlin, director of corporate communications and public affairs at Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.Delta has offered complimentary snacks on flights since the 1940s, starting with peanuts. The airline later added pretzels in the late 1980s and Biscoff cookies in the early 1990s.