Fiji Airways is overhauling its on-board dining experience, introducing new cocktails, meal options and a linen tray service in business class.
From September 1, passengers at the pointy end will enjoy an as-yet-unnamed signature dish inspired by renowned Fiji-based chef Lance Seeto on the a la carte menu.
Welcome cocktails and mocktails are also being introduced in partnership with Fiji Rum, along with hors d'oeuvres and matching wines.
The meals will be served on linen to create a more restaurant-like experience, as opposed to the currently-used plastic trays in business class:
Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways’ Managing Director & CEO admitted that the airline’s “on-board catering, especially on the short and medium haul sectors attracted (its) fair share of negative feedback since introduction, and we have been taking it all into account.
“The new catering offers the choice and style of meals that our guests desire.”
Australian Business Traveller recently reviewed Fiji Airways’ new direct flight from Sydney to Suva, which is also being targeted with the on-board improvements.
Down the back of the bus on flights from Australia to Nadi and Suva, passengers can again enjoy hot meals, as they can on flights from both New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Longer flights from Nadi to Hong Kong and Los Angeles will see two hot meals served in economy, tailored to the time of day.
On short hops – including on selected Fiji Link flights – passengers will receive a higher quality snack than is currently served:
Gone are most of the burgers and wraps, with the new hot meals in economy available from today.
The new dining options kick start an on-board overhaul for the boutique airline, with improvements also planned for the Yadra Vinaka sleeper service and inflight entertainment, due to be introduced in stages.
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