When we’re travelling long haul, sometimes one of the most exciting things is the meal service – however, for some people, that could introduce a lot of issues, especially if you have complex dietary requirements.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is seeking to help, with the announcement of new meal options, which roll out on their international network from the 1st October 2021.
The 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.
Beginning on 1st of October, ANA will offer 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.
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.
Junko Yazawa, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Management & Planning said
Our in-flight menus are constantly updated as we introduce new items based on passenger feedback and demand,”
“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.”
These new meals will be available on ANA-operated international routes departing from Japan for all service classes.
To receive one of the special meals, reservations must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time of the flight through the ANA website or by telephone.
You can find out more about these meals at https://www.ana.co.jp/en/jp/serviceinfo/international/inflight/guide/connoisseurs/healthymeals/ and go to https://www.ana.co.jp/en/jp/international/departure/inflight/spmeal/#anchor006 to see how to get them on your flight from Japan.
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