“Delta is following through on our commitment to invest in our Minneapolis-
New iPads located at each seat inside the restaurants will allow travelers to order catered and customized meals through an intuitive visual menu. Orders are then prepared fresh, and delivered to their seat in 15 minutes or less.
The three new restaurants include: MinniBar – an upscale sandwich bar with a menu designed by celebrity chef/host Andrew Zimmern; Mimosa – a French country eatery and raw bar with Chef Russell Klein of Meritage; and Shoyu – a modern Japanese restaurant with Tanpopo’s Chef Koshiko Yonemura. Delta is working with its partner, OTG, to help redefine how an airport concourse can feel and look.
In addition to customized food ordering from the iPads, a custom browser delivers entertainment by letting travelers easily log in to their Facebook, Twitter and personal email accounts. Travelers can also check their flight status, play games and watch the news through pre-loaded apps such as Bloomberg News. Once the customer is done using each iPad, personal information is securely removed the moment the home button is pressed and automatically deleted after two minutes of idle time.
“OTG and Delta are committed to dramatically improving a traveler’s airport experience. This deployment is extremely exciting because it allows us to share our vision of how we’re making the new airport experience a reality,” said Rick Blatstein, chief executive officer of OTG. “We continue to expand our offerings around the nation and now to the millions of travelers that come through Delta’s hub at MSP. Travelers flying through Minneapolis-
By the end of 2013, MSP’s Concourse G will have 12 new local chef-driven restaurants, fresh markets and more than 2,500 iPads for passengers to use in the restaurants and in the gate-house areas.
Previously, Delta and OTG have deployed iPads and local, chef-driven restaurant concepts in LaGuardia Airport Terminals C and D. The full deployment of more than 4,500 iPads at three of Delta’s hub airports will occur over the next year.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic “Airline of the Year” by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the “Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline” by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology and won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 350 destinations in 65 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-
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