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Singapore airlines to introduce a new meal concept in Economy class

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will introduce a new meal concept for Economy class passengers.

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Singapore Airlines and its subsidiary SilkAir will offer a wider range of main courses on flights under 3.5 hours (except Kuala Lumpur, Medan and Penang) from 1st December 2020, providing customers a new Economy Class meal concept.

“We are delighted to be able to offer a greater variety and quality of meals on our short-haul flights, including selections from Singapore’s popular local favourites that we hope both Singaporeans and international customers will find familiar and comforting.”, commented Mr Yeoh Phee Teik, Senior Vice President Customer Experience, Singapore Airlines.

More than 40 new dishes will be available on rotation on different flights, including Singaporean favourites such as congee, laksa and gravy-rich mee siam that were previously not available in Economy Class.

Congee and Banana Sugar Cake
Mee Siam and Pulut Hitam Cake
Laksa Coffee and Jelly
Beef Ragout and Raspberry Cake
Congee and Pulut Hitam

Customers can now enjoy these meals after SIA replaced their plastic casserole service ware with a new packaging solution, consisting of a leak-proof box and cup made of Forest Stewardship Council certified paper, a dessert box and a cutlery pack made of bamboo with a paper wrap.

“This will also reduce the amount of single-use plastics, including cups and polybags for cutlery, on the meal tray by 80 per cent by weight. Leftovers on the tray, including the new service ware, will be brought back to Singapore, sent to an eco- digester at SATS and then converted into pellets that can be used as refuse-derived fuel; a source of energy that can replace fossil fuel and coal. The onsite processing of waste reduces approximately 60 per cent of catering waste, this further reduces emissions from transportation to the incinerator.

“Developing eco-friendly packaging solutions that can improve quality of food has to take into consideration various challenges unique to the preparation of aviation meals.”Mr Kerry Mok, CEO Food Solutions, SATS

It is great to see Singapore airlines developing eco-friendly packaging and cutting plastic ware cutlery. What do you think of this type of Meal concept? Let me know in the comments section below.

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