Travellers flying to Cape Town, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Sydney or other international destinations with Delta Airlines from June will be able to benefit from the $500 million (£306 million) investment made in merging the carrier with Northwest Airlines.

Travellers flying to Cape Town, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Sydney or other international destinations with Delta Airlines from June will be able to benefit from the $500 million (£306 million) investment made in merging the carrier with Northwest Airlines.

Passengers travelling on holiday to South Africa, Thailand, India, Dubai or Australia in the international economy cabin will be able to receive complimentary wine and beer on Delta flights, the airline reported.

In addition, for holidaymakers on flights to destinations more than 3,800 miles away, an upgraded hot breakfast will be on offer.

For those opting to fly in BusinessElite class, the existing luxury of an oversized duvet and pillow will be complemented by a signature selections menu created by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein and a wine selection chosen by Andrea Robinson.

“We continue to bring together the best of both airlines to create one best-in-class experience for customers travelling with us worldwide,” said Joanne Smith, senior vice-president of in-flight service at Delta.

Travellers interested in attending a comedy event while on holiday in Cape Town may wish to head to the Baxter Theatre Centre between June 15th and 19th for the award winning Vodacom Funny Festival.

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