In 2019, the number of airBaltic passengers who chose to pre-order their meal from a menu of over 70 different fresh meals, increased by 49.5%, while the popularity of inflight meals grew 19.8%.
Zane Pabērza, airBaltic Inflight Services Manager:
– We follow the industry trends and are now updating our pre-order menu once a year. It is important for us to offer fresh options to our passengers and cater to a large variety of dietary needs. Our new approach as well as the launch of pre-order menu in Tallinn has helped for the service to grow more popular.”
– This year we are continuing to gradually replace single use plastics in our on-board service, working on more environmentally-friendly packaging. We are evaluating our suppliers more thoroughly, prioritizing those that can fulfil our sustainability requirements, Zane Pabērza added.
In 2019, the most popular pre order meals were teriyaki salmon, pork fillet and Latvian-style chicken. Concerning inflight meals, the top three options among airBaltic passengers were croissant, salmon sandwich and panini.
airBaltic offers an extensive meal pre-order system with more than 70 fresh dishes available up to 24 hours before departure on www.airbaltic.com or purchase it at travel agencies. In addition, for flights departing from Riga, eight most popular meal options are available during online check-in up to an hour before departure. airBaltic offers dietary and special meals for different dietary and religious requirements, including gluten-free, low calorie, diabetic, low cholesterol, raw, vegetarian and vegan dishes.