Dutch airline KLM is launching a new range of business class meals for flyers darting around Europe on its regional Cityhopper services.
Starting 28 October 2018, travellers in the 'Euro-business class' cabin can look forward to more choice on the menu, including sustainable produce from local suppliers. Meat and eggs will carry Beter Leven (‘better life’) certification, signifying greater care for animal welfare.
KLM's new business class breakfast is served until noon and consists of fresh fruit, cold cuts of meat and cheese, and a hot roll.
In the afternoon, you can look forward to assorted salads and side dishes, including the local favourite of apple pie.
More individual elements will be added to each meal so passengers can customise each dish to their liking. Examples include separating the granola and jam out of yoghurt, as well as dressings and nuts out of the afternoon salads.
Customers on the six longest Cityhopper flights – to Valencia, Porto, Split, Ibiza, Cagliari and Helsinki – will also have the freedom to dine on demand and enjoy a second refreshment of a spinach and feta pastry or a Dutch croquette snack.
And if you look closely, you'll notice KLM's salt & pepper shakers are in the shape of Dutch clogs.
These new meals will be served in a recyclable box designed by Marcel Wanders, who previously reworked the business class tableware for KLM. With the Cityhopper fleet consisting solely of 49 Embraer E-jets, the boxes have been optimised to fit on tray tables better and take up less space overall.