08/02/2012 08:27 am ET

DineFresh, US Airways' New Premium Meal Option, Launches On International Flights

US Airways introduced a new premium meal option for coach travelers on international flights Wednesday called "DineFresh."

The meals, which will cost $19.99, will include both vegetarian options (such as Caprese salad and Portobello mushroom tortolleni) and non-vegetarian options (like citrus-marinated chicken skewers or a classic shrimp cocktail), according to a press release.

Passengers will have to sign up for the premium meals at least 24 hours in advance on a special website.

Regular, free economy meals will still be offered on flights to Europe, the Middle East and South America, the airline noted. Hector Adler, VP of Inflight Services, said in a press release: "The new DineFresh meal option, which is paired with complimentary wine, gives our customers more choices when traveling internationally in Economy. With this new option, US Airways becomes the first U.S.-based carrier to offer a premium meal experience for customers in the main cabin."

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