Air France is increasing its premium meal options with an option called “Healthy” as part of the expansion of their premium catering options.
According to the airline, “Healthy” offers a light and naturally balanced menu, inviting customers to enjoy fresh, gourmet products.
The Healthy Premium option via Air France A la Carte Menu will be available on long-haul flights in Economy Class or Premium Economy Class from the 1st April 2019.
In terms of product, here’s the Spring/Summer Menu, flying between April and September
- Starter: Duo of quinoa salad and soft white cheese fragranced with spices, radish pickles and green asparagus tips with olive oil
- Main dish: Grilled chicken with thyme and rosemary, sauce vierge and green vegetable medley
- Cheese: Ash-coated goat’s cheese with a pumpkin seed crumble
- Dessert: Bourbon vanilla panna cotta, strawberry, red fruit and lime tartare
And the Autumn/Winter menu flying between October and March 2020.
- Starter: Lentil salad with balsamic vinegar, cubed celery and carrot, red onion and preserved lemon zest pickle
- Main dish: Pollack in mandarin sauce, tangy yellow carrot and broccoli mousse
- Cheese: Fresh goat’s cheese, wholegrain mustard and honey green vinaigrette
- Dessert: Baked pear with orange blossom honey on cottage cheese, served with dried cranberries and crushed speculoos
These premium options replace the first meal in Economy Class or Premium Economy and come at an additional cost of €21 or 7,000 Flying Blue Miles. Meals can be reserved in advance when checking in online or in Manage My Booking – or if you have an Air France ticket office nearby – you can reserve there.
More choice – at a price.
Like some other airlines (British Airways come to mind), it’s giving the chance for the customer to choose a more preferred meal that is offered when you get your chicken/beef/pasta option on the plane.
Air France offers six premium options out of its Paris hubs, and five premium options when returning from French Overseas Departments, USA, Canada, Africa and Asia.
Having a choice is a wonderful thing – at a price. Considering these are brought to replace your main complimentary meal – they can be expensive, running from €12 to €28 – which is a fair amount for a meal on a plane.
Ultimately, for the passenger – it’s more choice – and when it comes to some of the airline catering that is out there, that is a welcome thing to see.
Images, Air France.
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