US Airways announced today that it will offer signature menu items from
Wolfgang Puck on In-flight Cafe-designated flights beginning Jan. 1, 2004,
becoming the first airline to offer the celebrated chef`s high-quality
US Airways, working with LSG Sky Chefs, introduced the In-flight Cafe
program on July 1, 2003. Customers traveling in Coach Class on most
domestic flights of 700 miles or longer and on some Caribbean flights have
the opportunity to purchase restaurant-quality meals onboard.
Award-winning Master Chef Wolfgang Puck, known for popularizing
contemporary California cuisine, is chef and owner of a number of
celebrated restaurant concepts, including Spago, Chinois, Granita,
Postrio, Trattoria del Lupo, Vert, the casual Wolfgang Puck Cafe and the
quick-casual Wolfgang Puck Express. Puck is the star of his own Emmy
Award-winning television show on the Food Network, and is the author of
several best-selling cookbooks.
“We are very excited to be the first airline to bring Wolfgang Puck`s
world-renowned fare to the skies,” said Sherry Groff, US Airways vice
president of in-flight services. “US Airways is dedicated to providing our
customers with quality meals onboard, and we think Wolfgang Puck is a
“By creating meals adapted from Wolfgang Puck restaurants in-flight, we
continue to raise the bar regarding the level of culinary excellence that
air travelers can expect from our In-flight Cafe program,” said Stephan
Egli, global senior vice president of marketing for LSG Sky Chefs. “We
hope passengers will continue to enjoy the convenient option of being able
to purchase and enjoy restaurant-quality meals in-flight.”
Lunch/dinner meals are available for $10. The Smoked Turkey Sandwich
lunch/dinner selection includes shaved boneless turkey breast on focaccia
bread with lettuce, tomato and remoulade sauce, accompanied by a salad of
baby spinach, dried apples and caramelized pecans with Wolfgang Puck
signature vinaigrette on the side. The Chinois(R) Salad selection is
comprised of fresh mixed cabbages, marinated chicken breast strips and
crispy wontons served with a side of Wolfgang Puck Chinois(R) dressing and
fresh-baked focaccia bread. Both meals come with a coffee-fudge brownie
and a bottle of spring water.
During the first quarter of 2004, In-flight Cafe breakfast selections will
be based on combinations of popular breakfast selections. Customers may
reference Attache magazine for current In-flight Cafe menu selections
The first breakfast selection is comprised of egg salad on a butter
croissant with tomato slices and lettuce, accompanied by a fruit cup, and
low- fat yogurt. The second breakfast option is comprised of a fresh fruit
bowl of cantaloupe, pineapple and kiwi accompanied by a honey wheat
croissant, and low-fat yogurt with a crunchy granola topping. Both meals
are available for $7 and come with a bottle of spring water.
In-flight Cafe meals are available for purchase onboard, currently with
cash only. More information on In-flight Cafe is available online at
LSG Sky Chefs developed the In-flight Cafe program to offer airline
passengers the option to purchase restaurant-quality meals inflight. LSG
Sky Chefs is the world`s largest provider of integrated inflight
solutions, including catering, procurement and equipment management. LSG
Sky Chefs caters 260 airlines from approximately 200 customer service
centers in 46 countries. In 2002, the companies belonging to LSG Sky Chefs
Group achieved consolidated revenues of $3.1 billion.
US Airways is the nation`s seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200
communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US Airways Express partner carriers
operate almost 3,300 flights per day. For more information on US Airways
flight schedules and fares, contact US Airways online at usairways.com, or
call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322. US Airways editorial, based on news release distributed by PR Newswire.