Lufthansa launches new “Onboard Delights” catering concept for European flights
Falafel Tahini Salad, Crunchy Chicken Bowl, Bircher Muesli or apple crumble cake – accompanied by, for example, a soft drink, a glass of wine or a coffee: from now on, Lufthansa Economy Class passengers on European flights can choose from a range of high-quality “Onboard Delights”. The culinary assortment is available on cross-border European flights with a duration of 60 minutes. With this offer, Lufthansa meets its customer demands for fresh, quality and sustainability food and beverage offerings.
At Lufthansa’s Frankfurt and Munich hubs, the dishes are prepared daily by the catering company, Gate Gourmet, all according to recipes from dean&david, a successful young gastronomy company. Based in Munich, dean&david is known for outstanding quality and a sense of responsibility. Thus, the company is not only committed to the responsible use of food and against packaging waste, but has also already signed a voluntary commitment to reduce meat/fish this year.
Lufthansa is also expanding its long-standing cooperation with the coffee house, Dallmayr. The traditional Munich-based company will supply the confectionery and patisserie specialties, as well as the hot beverages, for “Onboard Delights”. The products on offer include a special Ethiopian coffee whereby the proceeds are linked to support various humanitarian projects in the Dano region .
In addition, there is a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as numerous snacks. Fresh food is available from 5.50 euros, coffee and tea for 3 euros, soft drinks (500 ml) or beer (330 ml) for 3.50 euros. Small snacks are available from 2 euros. A water bottle and a chocolate surprise will be served to guests free-of-charge.
The selection of fresh products is updated every three months. The service concept in Business Class remains unchanged. In order to meet hygiene requirements on board, payment will be made exclusively without cash.
Lufthansa places a great amount of importance on sustainability and is therefore also meeting customer demands for the new catering concept. The focus is on the consistent selection of food produced in a resource-saving manner and environmentally-friendly packaging materials. For example, a large proportion of the fresh products are packaged in PaperWise material, made from agricultural waste material and produced using 100 percent renewable energy and is therefore CO2-neutral. By producing the fresh products in a way that is more in line with the demand, less unused food has to be disposed.
Details of the new catering offer on European flights and the current menu can be found at https://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/onboard-delights.