The continuing coronavirus pandemic has seen many airways look to attenuate shut contact between their passengers and crew members. In numerous instances, this has led to a major discount in onboard catering providers.
Nevertheless, this isn’t the case for Singapore Airways. The Singaporean flag service introduced yesterday that it will, the truth is, be launching a brand new short-haul economic system class meal idea. This can provide passengers a considerably wider number of choices than beforehand.
The place and when will or not it’s accessible?
In a press launch revealed yesterday, Singapore Airways introduced that it (and its regional subsidiary SilkAir) would quickly launch a brand new short-haul economic system class meal idea. Coming into motion on December 1st, this new menu will probably be accessible on flights which are lower than three and a half hours lengthy. There are some exceptions, particularly flights between Singapore and the Malaysian cities of Kuala Lumpur and Penang, in addition to Medan, Indonesia.
This system will include over 40 new dishes, which Singapore Airways will serve on a rotating foundation throughout totally different short-haul flights. A few of these new dishes haven’t beforehand been accessible to the airline’s economic system passengers. These embody “Singaporean favorites reminiscent of congee, laksa, and gravy-rich mee siam.”
Though using the brand new menu onboard will begin in December, one may get pleasure from it on the bottom beforehand. Particularly, those that go to the service’s ‘Inside Singapore Airways’ excursions in November 2020 would be the first to preview the brand new menu. The airline will serve sure meals from the brand new menu at these occasions.
The make-up of the brand new menu
Singapore Airways developed its new menu with Singaporean catering supplier SATS. The airline’s Vice President of Buyer Expertise, Mr. Teoh Phee Teik, expressed his pleasure in direction of the menu’s launch, stating:
“We’re delighted to have the ability to provide a larger selection and high quality of meals on our short-haul flights, together with choices from Singapore’s widespread native favorites that we hope each Singaporeans and worldwide clients will discover acquainted and comforting.”
The press launch additionally featured an in depth listing of meals that Singapore Airways will probably embody in its new providing. Amounting to over a web page lengthy, the service divided the listing into the next classes:
- Breakfast / All Day Eating
- Lunch/Dinner (Western)
- Lunch/Dinner (Oriental)
- Lunch/Dinner (Oriental)
In addition to rising selection for passengers, Singapore Airways has labored with SATS to develop a extra sustainable method to its catering. The packaging of the brand new meals is an instance of this. It consists of “a leak-proof field and cup made from Forest Stewardship Council licensed paper, a dessert field, and a cutlery pack made from bamboo with a paper wrap.”
This can profit passengers in addition to the surroundings, as its deep and safe nature “[retains] gravy and soupy dishes with none seepage.” The CEO of Meals Options at SATS, Mr. Kerry Mok, was happy to be concerned within the challenge, stating:
“Creating eco-friendly packaging options that may enhance high quality of meals has to think about varied challenges distinctive to the preparation of aviation meals.”
Following the opening of its widespread Airbus A380 restaurant, this new menu represents one other culinary innovation by Singapore Airways this yr. That is even supposing many different carriers are selecting to cut back their onboard catering choices in mild of COVID-19. The sustainable side of the packaging for the brand new meals can be admirable. The menu will be sure you show widespread with passengers when it launches on December 1st.
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