9 MARCH 2020
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Changes in inflight eating habits are causing airBaltic to refine the product after the number of passengers last year choosing to pre-order from a menu of more than 70 fresh meals increased by 49.5%, while the popularity of inflight meals grew by 19.8%.
Inflight services manager Zane Pabērza said: “We are now updating our pre-order menu regularly as it is important for us to offer fresh options to our passengers and cater to a large variety of dietary needs.”
The move comes as airBaltic continues its expansion in the Baltics this year and will launch 14 new routes, including four new direct destinations from Tallinn and five new destinations from Vilnius.
In 2019, the most popular pre-order meals were teriyaki salmon, pork fillet and Latvian-style chicken. For inflight meals, the top three options were croissant, salmon sandwich and panini.
The airline’s 70-plus fresh dishes are available to purchase up to 24hr before departure. In addition, for flights departing from Riga, eight most popular meal options are available during online check-in up to 1hr before departure.
The range of food available also includes special meals for different dietary and religious requirements, including gluten-free, low calorie, diabetic, low cholesterol, raw, vegetarian and vegan dishes.
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