All Nippon Airways (ANA) is offering a range of new healthy in-flight dining options for passengers as part of its efforts to provide "Delightful, kind-hearted & comfortable skies for everybody."
The expanded menu features dishes crafted with the help of ANA's elite "THE CONNOISSEURS" culinary partners, marking the first time that a collaboration menu will be introduced for special in-flight meals. Available on international flights, the new menu items are part of ANA Future Promise initiative to create stronger communities and achieve its ESG goals.
"Our in-flight menus are constantly updated as we introduce new items based on passenger feedback and demand," said Junko Yazawa, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Management & Planning. "As we develop our in-flight dining options, we aim to ensure that delicious and satisfying meals are available to all passengers, regardless of their dietary habits. The need to offer healthy alternatives to traditional meals is growing, and we are proud to partner with world-class chefs to create rich menus that offer excellent choices to all passengers."
As of Oct 1, ANA is offering four different Diabetic, Low Fat, Low Calorie and Low Salt meals on international flights. These dishes have been created with the help of Hideki Takayama, a famous French-trained chef who has twice won the Bocuse d'Or International Culinary Competition Asia Pacific. For the Diabetic Meal, Takayama and those in charge of creating the meals worked with the Japan Association for Diabetes Education and Care to ensure that all items met their stringent regulations.
ANA has been focusing on its 24 various special in-flight meal menus for a long time, and when developing menus, ANA strictly follows the guidelines set by Quality & Safety Alliance Inflight Services to carefully select the ingredients that could be used. The additional health-conscious menu options follow ANA's trend of offering an increased selection of specialized dishes for its passengers, a commitment that is also demonstrated by its offering of a diverse set of Halal meals. ANA Catering Service has obtained Halal certification, demonstrating that the airline is fully capable of preparing Halal meals in-house.
These new meals will be available on ANA-operated international routes departing from Japan for all service classes. Details on these special in-flight meal menu options, including full dietary information will be posted on ANA's website. In order to receive one of the special meals, reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight through the ANA website or by telephone.
Source: ANA© Japan Today