From farm to First Class: LNER’s new menus spotlight local producers

LNER, the rail operator, has unveiled its latest First Class menus, reaffirming its longstanding dedication to showcasing and celebrating local food and drink producers along its extensive route.

Spanning from the picturesque landscapes of Caithness in the Scottish Highlands to the bustling streets of London, LNER’s carefully curated selection of suppliers encompasses destinations across its nearly one-thousand-mile journey.

Producers hailing from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Durham, Northallerton, York, Harrogate, Leeds and Stevenage have been handpicked for not only the exceptional quality of their offerings but also their conscientious approach to production.

First Class: the Dine menu, selected from local producers the length of LNER’s services

The all-new First Class complimentary onboard menus feature an array of tantalising dishes.

Whether passengers opt for Dine, Dish, Deli or Brunch services, they are treated to a diverse culinary experience tailored to their journey.

Embarking on a morning journey? Indulge in a delectable American-style pancake stack, a delightful addition to the renowned ‘Full LNER’ and ‘Full Veggie LNER’ breakfast menus available on Dine services. For a lighter fare, options include Hot Buttery Crumpets or Peach Melba Overnight Oats, featuring a refreshing blend of peach, raspberries, blossom honey, and gluten-free oats soaked in natural yoghurt, available across all four menus.

As the day progresses, passengers can savour a new Homity Pie served with crisp salad on Dine, Dish and Brunch services. Bursting with flavour, this pie boasts a filling of potato, leek, and onion in a creamy sauce, topped with cheddar cheese and accompanied by a crunchy green pea and bean salad drizzled with lemon vinaigrette dressing.

For those opting for Dine services, an enticing fish dish awaits – oven-roasted cod served with boulangère potatoes and green beans, followed by a choice of a cheese plate or a refreshing lemon and elderflower dessert.

Starting 15 May, LNER’s Café Bar and ‘Let’s Eat At Your Seat’ service will introduce a range of new sandwiches and beverages, including vegan and gluten-free options, further enhancing the onboard dining experience.

Richard Judge, Head of Customer Experience at LNER, expressed his enthusiasm for the new menus, stating,

We are always excited when we get to launch a new menu, and we believe this is one of our best and most extensive yet. We are proud to work with local producers and suppliers across our route to create a truly wide range of delicious food and drink options onboard our trains, ensuring our customers get the very best experience and service when traveling with us.

For further information on LNER’s First Class fares and services, customers are encouraged to contact their Global Travel Management Account Manager.

Choice Hotels and Turkish Airlines forge global partnership for enhanced travel rewards

Choice Hotels International, a global leader in hospitality, has announced a groundbreaking collaboration with Turkish Airlines’ Miles&Smiles frequent flyer programme, bringing an exciting array of new benefits to over 63 million Choice Privileges members worldwide.

Under this innovative partnership, Choice Privileges members now have the opportunity to convert their accumulated points into Miles&Smiles Miles, with a minimum starting point of 5,000 Choice Privileges points to 1,000 Miles, making it easier than ever for frequent travellers to unlock remarkable travel experiences.

Nick Bosworth, the Director of Marketing, Brand, and Loyalty at Choice Hotels EMEA, expressed his enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating,

Our Choice Privileges program has long been celebrated for providing members with a quick and easy path to earning and utilising points for rewards they truly care about. Today, we are excited to enhance our reward options by introducing Miles&Smiles, offering our members an opportunity to turn their points into unforgettable travel experiences with Turkish Airlines.

This partnership opens up a world of possibilities for frequent flyers, allowing them to redeem their Miles for various benefits, including award tickets on Turkish Airlines and its partner carriers, cabin upgrades, extra baggage allowances and even shopping opportunities through Turkish Airlines’ online platform, “shopandmiles”.

Choice Privileges members can earn points through their stays at over 7,000 participating hotels worldwide, spanning renowned brands such as Cambria, Clarion, Comfort, Quality and many more.

Brand Champion: Nick Bosworth elevating member experiences with Miles&Smiles

With properties located across Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, the Caribbean and Asia, members have ample opportunities to accumulate points and turn their travels into rewarding experiences.

In addition to hotel stays, members in the Americas can also earn points at select Radisson properties, further expanding their earning potential and enhancing the overall value of the Choice Privileges programme.

This collaboration represents a significant milestone in the realm of business travel, offering enhanced flexibility and value to Choice Privileges members as they embark on their journeys around the globe. Whether it’s a business trip or a leisure getaway, travellers can now reap the benefits of this exciting partnership between Choice Hotels and Turkish Airlines.

For further information on how to take advantage of this collaboration and maximise your travel rewards, please reach out to your dedicated Global Travel Management Account Manager.

British Airways returns to Abu Dhabi skyline, strengthening UK-UAE connections

British Airways has made a triumphant return to Abu Dhabi, marking a significant milestone as its aircraft touched down at Zayed International Airport.

Following a hiatus of four years, both customers and crew were greeted with warmth and enthusiasm upon the resumption of this key route on 21 April.

Operating a daily flight from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi year-round, British Airways aims to strengthen connections between the UAE and the UK, catering to the diverse needs of travellers, whether for leisure, business or visiting friends and relatives.

Iconic Carrier: Touching Down in Abu Dhabi

The airline will deploy the Boeing 787-9 aircraft during the summer of 2024, enhancing the travel experience for passengers.

Flight BA073 to Abu Dhabi departs London Heathrow at 22:25, arriving in Abu Dhabi at 08:30 the following day. The return flight, BA072, takes off from Abu Dhabi at 10:10, reaching London Heathrow at 15:20.

Elena Sorlini, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, expressed her delight, stating,

We extend a warm welcome to British Airways as they start operating at Zayed International Airport with a daily schedule that promises to enrich connectivity and invigorate both business and tourism. Our new award-winning and cutting-edge terminal offers visitors an unparalleled introduction to the vibrant UAE capital, where they will be greeted with Emirati hospitality at its finest.

Calum Laming, Chief Customer Officer at British Airways, shared his excitement, saying,

We are really excited to be celebrating our Abu Dhabi route launch. The new daily flight connects Abu Dhabi with London Heathrow and beyond, providing our customers with another amazing destination within our expansive global network and further growing our connections with the UAE. With four cabins to choose from, including First, we are confident customers will enjoy our exceptional and original British Airways service brought to life by our incredible colleagues. And on a personal level, it is an honour to return to the fantastic city and Emirate of Abu Dhabi where I was lucky to live for the best part of a decade.

The resumption of British Airways’ Abu Dhabi route not only signifies enhanced connectivity but also reinforces the airline’s commitment to providing exceptional service to its passengers.

For further information about British Airways’ services and bookings, customers are encouraged to contact their Global Travel Management Account Manager.

Eurostar sets the stage for athletes and fans at Paris 2024

Eurostar, the European high-speed rail service, is primed to play a pivotal role in transporting athletes and enthusiasts to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympics.

With over 415,000 tickets already sold for travel to the Games across its network, Eurostar anticipates welcoming a multitude of passengers, including more than 2,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes from esteemed teams such as Team GB, Team Belgium, Team Netherlands and Team Germany.

In preparation for this monumental event, Eurostar is ramping up its services and bolstering its staff presence in stations to ensure customers receive a medal-worthy experience.

The company is even enlisting volunteers from within its ranks to adopt a ‘Games Maker’ style role, reminiscent of the London 2012 Olympics, as travellers embark on their journey to Paris.

On peak Olympic days, up to eight additional services will run between London and Paris compared to the usual timetable, ensuring seamless connectivity for passengers.

To commemorate the countdown to the Games, Eurostar recently welcomed two Team GB athletes to St Pancras International. Among them was Adam Burgess, a qualified Olympian and Great Britain’s first-ever canoe slalom U23 World Champion, alongside Team GB Breaker B-Boy Kid Karam, who is making history as the first to represent Team GB in Breaking, a sport making its Olympic debut at Paris 2024.

Reflecting on the significance of Breaking’s inclusion in the Olympics, Kid Karam remarked,

We’re breaking into the Olympics, quite literally. The sport is something the world hasn’t seen before, it’s a sport without equipment or coaches which means the onus is entirely on you as an athlete.

Beyond providing sustainable transport for athletes and spectators, Eurostar is committed to minimising the carbon footprint of the Games, aspiring to make Paris 2024 the greenest Olympics yet.

Eurostar trains boast a remarkable 95% lower carbon footprint than flying, emitting only 5.5g of CO₂ per passenger kilometre.

Moreover, the company has been lauded by the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s Food Made Good standard for its dedication to serving locally sourced, seasonal ingredients on board.

Commenting on Eurostar’s pivotal role in facilitating travel to the Paris 2024 Olympics, Gwendoline Cazenave, CEO of Eurostar, expressed her enthusiasm, stating,

As we mark the 100-day countdown to the Olympics, we prepare to welcome spectators to celebrate values and to create memorable experiences. We’re providing the greenest games yet for over 2,000 athletes and their staff. Only Eurostar can deliver this with our extensive network of 5 countries. On the way back, I am sure our trains will be full of gold. Paris 2024 will start before the official opening ceremony on-board Eurostar: we are excited to be the official travel partner not only for one, but four Olympic and Paralympic teams: Team GB, Team Belgium, Team Germany, Team Netherlands.

For further information about travel arrangements to the Paris 2024 Olympics, readers are encouraged to contact their Global Travel Management Account Manager.

From toy guns to blow torches: passengers risk delays as Manchester Airport confiscates hundreds of items of hand luggage a day

Manchester Airport is urging passengers to familiarise themselves with hand luggage rules following a notable surge in confiscated items.

From scissors to blow torches, the airport security team seized nearly 400 items in just one morning, shedding light on the importance of adhering to regulations.

Among the confiscated items, cigarette lighters topped the list, with 284 lighters surrendered during the morning period. Passengers are reminded that only one lighter per person is permitted, provided it fits into a clear resealable plastic bag and contains less than 100ml of liquid.

Toy gun: one of eight confiscated one morning

Additionally, sharp objects like scissors, multi-tools, corkscrews, and even sets of darts were confiscated due to violations of UK aviation security regulations which prohibit the inclusion of sharp items or blades exceeding 6cm (2.3in) in hand luggage.

The airport security team also intercepted eight toy guns, highlighting the strict regulations against items resembling firearms or those that could be mistaken for such. Furthermore, several liquid items exceeding 100ml were confiscated, including cans of deodorant, large soft drink bottles, and even a bottle of vodka.

Sharp practice: some of the haul of scissors

Graham Matthews, Head of Terminal Security for Terminal 3 at Manchester Airport, emphasised the significance of compliance with regulations to ensure a smooth and efficient security process. Matthews stated,

Each time we have to pull a bag aside for a manual search, it takes several minutes and can slow down the whole security process for everyone.

To expedite security checks and minimise delays, Manchester Airport is in the process of installing new state-of-the-art CT scanners. These scanners will allow passengers to leave large electrical items in their bags and bring full-size containers of liquid through security. However, until the upgrade is complete across the airport, passengers are advised to adhere to existing regulations.

List of items confiscated in one morning:

  • 284 cigarette lighters
  • 22 pairs of scissors
  • 12 cans of deodorant
  • 8 toy guns
  • 8 bullet casings
  • 5 multi-tools
  • 5 blades
  • 4 corkscrews
  • 2 hacksaws
  • 2 sets of darts
  • 2 large drinks bottles
  • 2 blow torches
  • 1 bottle of shower gel
  • 1 hammer
  • 1 one-litre bottle of vodka

Matthews urged travellers to pack liquids in clear plastic containers of 100ml or less, placed in a clear resealable bag.

Additionally, removing large electrical items from bags for separate screening can facilitate a smoother security process, ensuring passengers can proceed to their departure gates promptly.

Torch transgression: passengers were dealt a “blow” when their blow torches were confiscated

As Manchester Airport continues its efforts to enhance security measures, passengers are reminded to acquaint themselves with hand luggage regulations to avoid disruptions and ensure a hassle-free travel experience.

For information on flights to or from Manchester Airport business travellers are encouraged to contact their Global Travel Management Account Manager.

American Airlines, Make-A-Wish and Disney unite to grant children’s wishes on special Wish Flight

In honour of World Wish Month, American Airlines, Make-A-Wish and Disney are coming together to grant the wishes of children facing critical illnesses.

On 17 April, 28 wish families will embark on an extraordinary journey aboard a chartered flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Orlando, Florida, to experience the magic of Walt Disney World Resort®.

The journey begins with a heartwarming send-off celebration at American’s headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, where wish families were greeted with cheers, refreshments and photo opportunities.

Amidst the excitement, the children learn about the special Wish Flight that awaits them.

Wish Flight: American will direct all AAdvantage® miles donated to Miles for Global Health and Well-Being during the month of April to Make-A-Wish, up to 50 million miles.

The Wish Flight promises to be an unforgettable experience, starting with a pre-flight celebration at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Wish families will enjoy a breakfast bar and receive a special send-off from the WishMakers who make dreams come true. The inflight experience will be filled with interactive games, a special snack menu, surprise entertainment and magical moments courtesy of American Airlines.

Upon landing at Orlando International Airport, families will be welcomed by enthusiastic WishMakers cheering their arrival. The festivities continue with a warm reception at Give Kids The World Village, a whimsical nonprofit resort where families will spend six days and five nights as part of their wish trip.

All the children’s wishes revolve around visiting Walt Disney World Resort®, and since 1980, Make-A-Wish, in partnership with Disney, has granted over 155,000 life-changing wishes like these.

Leslie Motter, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish America, expressed gratitude for the long-standing support of American Airlines and Disney, highlighting their role in bringing hope, strength, and joy to children battling critical illnesses and their families:

As long-time WishMakers, American Airlines and Disney know what it takes to deliver hope, strength and joy to children with critical illnesses and their families. In the case of Wish Flight, they will provide wish families with an experience unlike any other that is sure to create unforgettable memories before they even step foot off the plane to begin their wish trips.

Make-A-Wish relies heavily on donations, particularly airline miles, to fulfil travel wishes for children facing critical illnesses. American Airlines, their longest-standing airline partner, generously donated the chartered aircraft and continues to donate millions of AAdvantage® miles annually to make wish travel possible. During April, American will direct all AAdvantage® miles donated to Miles for Global Health and Well-Being to Make-A-Wish, up to 50 million miles.

Caroline Clayton, Vice President of Communications and Marketing at American Airlines, emphasised the company’s commitment to uplifting communities by making wishes come true:

At American, we’re in the business of connecting people and creating experiences through the joy of travel. We hope these kids and their families can feel the support, strength and excitement of our team members as they embark on this heartwarming journey with us. As a partner of Make-A-Wish for more than 35 years, we are grateful to help uplift our community by helping to make wishes come true for those who need it most.

Wishes wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and generosity of WishMakers. Make-A-Wish chapters worldwide are inviting communities to join the movement and become WishMakers. Whether through individual donations or corporate partnerships, everyone has the power to make wishes come true.

Make-A-Wish and American have invited anyone interested in making a difference in the lives of wish kids to visit and learn how to become a WishMaker.

For further information about American Airlines flights, please reach out to your Global Travel Management Account Manager.

ITA Airways boosts fleet with four new Airbus aircraft

ITA Airways, hot on the heels of revealing its financial statements for 2023, is forging ahead with its expansion plans by adding four state-of-the-art Airbus aircraft to its fleet in just one week.

This rapid expansion brings the total number of NewGen aircraft in ITA Airways’ fleet to 44 out of a total of 87.

Efficiently integrating the new aircraft into service during the last week of March was a testament to the company’s dedication and the collaborative efforts of ITA Airways personnel, ENAC and other regulatory bodies involved in the authorisation processes.

The aircraft were swiftly made available for operations within a day of being registered in the Company’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC).

The four new additions to the fleet include an A330-900 owned by ITA Airways, alongside an A321neo, an A320neo, and an A220-100, all leased by the company.

Francesco Presicce, Accountable Manager and Chief Technology Officer of ITA Airways, expressed his satisfaction with the achievement, stating,

Investment in our fleet, which has grown by more than 60% since our inception, lies at the heart of our strategy. Today, announcing the entry into service of four new-generation Airbus aircraft in just one week is highly gratifying for us.

Presicce highlighted the company’s commitment to efficient and safe operations, emphasizing the success of their Entry Into Service procedures. He revealed ambitious goals for 2024, aiming to introduce 26 new aircraft into the fleet, reaching a total of 96 by year-end, with 67% belonging to the new generation.

ITA Airways is not only focused on expanding its fleet but also on fitting out its next-generation aircraft with cutting-edge technology and onboard Wi-Fi to enhance efficiency and service quality while reducing environmental impact.

The airline aims to make significant strides towards environmental sustainability, with a target for approximately 90% of its fleet to be environmentally friendly by the end of its 2023-2027 Strategic Plan.

The expansion of the new generation fleet underscores ITA Airways’ commitment to growth while aligning with its sustainability objectives for the benefit of the environment and the community. 

For further information on ITA Airways’ fleet expansion and sustainability initiatives, business travellers are encouraged to contact their Global Travel Management Account Manager.

Accor unveils ambitious plans for further expansion in India’s hospitality sector

In the wake of a groundbreaking year for Accor in India, marked by the signing of eleven strategic hotel deals and the inauguration of six key properties across the nation, the renowned hospitality group is poised to make further strategic announcements in 2024, solidifying its position as one of India’s leading international hotel chains.

Among the notable signings in 2023 were prestigious establishments such as the Fairmont Agra, Pullman Amritsar, Novotel Bengaluru Airport Varun, Grand Mercure Jaipur Kukas, and ibis Styles Bengaluru Airport Varun. These developments underscore Accor’s commitment to meeting the diverse preferences of travellers. Additionally, Accor expanded its Indian footprint by nearly 1,000 rooms through the launch of Novotel Mumbai International Airport, Novotel Jaipur Convention Centre, Novotel Jodhpur ITI Centre, Grand Mercure Agra, ibis Mumbai Thane, and ibis Styles Goa Vagator.

Pullman Amritsar: the exquisite hotel will offer 200 well-appointed rooms, three exceptional food and beverage outlets and a magnificent 1,200+ sqm banqueting facility. Guests will have access to a state-of-the-art fitness centre and spa alongside a relaxing swimming pool.

Accor currently operates 62 hotels under a range of iconic brands, including Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, ibis, and ibis Styles. The group’s dedication to innovation and excellence continues to shape India’s hospitality landscape.

Looking ahead to 2024, Accor plans to open six hotels across premium, midscale and economy segments, along with three luxury and lifestyle properties, further enriching its diverse portfolio.

In the luxury segment, the highly anticipated opening of Raffles Jaipur in the second quarter of 2024 promises to redefine grandeur and opulence in the heart of Rajasthan’s largest city.

Bengalaru Airport: Accor announced the signing of Novotel Bengaluru Airport Varun and Ibis Style Bengaluru Airport Varun, in collaboration with Varun Hospitality Pvt Ltd. The two hotels offer 180 well-appointed rooms each.

Catering to the premium sector, the unveiling of Grand Mercure Goa Candolim in the second quarter of 2024 will offer discerning travellers a harmonious blend of comfort and cultural immersion.

Accor’s commitment to providing quality and affordable accommodation options is underscored by the openings of Mercure Chandigarh and ibis Styles Mysuru in 2024, catering to the evolving needs of budget-conscious travellers.

Mysuru ibis: scheduled for opening in Q1 2025, ibis Styles Mysuru will offer 130 rooms, each with a unique character. The food and drink offerings at the property will be designed to cater to diverse tastes, featuring an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a relaxing lounge bar.

Scheduled for the third quarter of 2024, Accor’s Novotel brand will expand its footprint to key cities with the launch of Novotel Goa Panjim, Novotel New Delhi City Centre, and Novotel Bhubaneshwar.

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & CEO of Accor, expressed his enthusiasm, stating,

India holds a strong place in Accor’s global vision, embodying not just a market, but a place of opportunity and growth. We, at Accor, are resolute in our commitment to this dynamic and rapidly changing nation, where every hotel opening and signing stands as a testament to our unwavering dedication and desire to help positively shape a prosperous future for the country. We stand poised, brimming with excitement, to shape India’s vibrant hospitality landscape, offering not just accommodation, but meaningful experiences that resonate with both business and leisure travellers alike.

For further information on Accor’s offerings, business travellers are encouraged to contact their Global Travel Management Account Manager.

Air France elevates in-flight dining experience with new culinary partnerships

From this month, Air France is set to elevate the culinary experience for its passengers with the introduction of new in-flight menus crafted by distinguished names in the world of cuisine.

As an ambassador for French fine dining, the airline continues its tradition of showcasing French haute cuisine to travellers around the globe.

Departing from Paris, passengers in La Première and Business cabins will be treated to culinary delights crafted by triple Michelin-starred French chefs Glenn Viel and Arnaud Lallement, alongside renowned pastry chefs Philippe Rigollot and Nina Métayer.

In the Premium Economy cabin, the culinary journey continues with dishes created by the single Michelin-starred chef Frédéric Simonin.

Collaborating with Servair, a leader in in-flight catering, Air France ensures that the menus are prepared using fresh, seasonal produce sourced locally.

Emphasising its commitment to responsible catering, the airline ensures that meat, poultry, dairy products, and eggs are of French origin, and the fish is sourced from sustainable fisheries on departure from Paris. Vegetarian options are also readily available across all cabins on every flight.

Glenn Viel, renowned for his innovative approach to French cuisine, has curated an exclusive menu for La Première passengers, showcasing a fusion of Breton and Provençal flavours.

Speaking about his collaboration with Air France, Viel expressed his pride in highlighting the French art de vivre, elegance, and refinement for La Première customers;

I am proud to be working with Air France, which has established itself as the flagship of French aviation and highlights our country and French gastronomy throughout the world.

For the company’s La Première customers, I wanted to highlight the French art de vivre, high standards, elegance and refinement.

Philippe Rigollot, Meilleur Ouvrier de France and world pastry champion, brings his expertise to the dessert menu, offering a selection of delectable sweet pastries that promise to tantalize the taste buds of passengers. He said,

For Air France, I worked on light treats made of cream and sugar. I wanted to introduce different flavours and textures to the travellers of our wonderful airline. It’s a pleasure to serve you!

In the Business cabin, Arnaud Lallement presents a contemporary and gourmet cuisine infused with emotion, featuring dishes that reflect the essence of each season. Complementing Lallement’s creations, Nina Métayer delights passengers with her signature desserts designed as perfect travel companions.

In the Premium Economy cabin, Frédéric Simonin continues to impress with his meticulous attention to detail, presenting dishes prepared with the utmost respect for the chosen ingredients, providing passengers with a special culinary experience.

Air France extends its exceptional partnerships on flights departing from international stations, offering menus signed by acclaimed chefs such as Dominique Crenn, Olivier Perret, Jean-Charles Brédas, Jofrane Dailly, and Julien Royer, showcasing a diverse range of culinary expertise from around the world.

As Air France continues to redefine the in-flight dining experience, passengers can indulge in a journey of gastronomic delights that celebrate the rich heritage of French cuisine.

For further information about Air France’s culinary offerings, travellers are encouraged to contact their Global Travel Management Account Manager.

Indulge in affordable luxury: Singapore Airlines refreshes Premium Economy experience

Singapore Airlines has announced a significant upgrade to its Premium Economy Class in-flight offerings, set to debut on flights from 31 March 2024.

This revamped experience promises an array of enhancements, including an expanded selection of culinary delights and a brand new amenity kit, all aimed at elevating the journey for business and leisure travellers alike.

Premium Economy Class passengers can now indulge in a glass of Charles de Cazanove Brut Tradition NV Champagne shortly after take-off, setting the tone for a luxurious flight experience.

The introduction of a hard copy menu card showcases an extensive range of meal, snack and beverage options available throughout the journey. Meals will be served in elegant custom-made porcelain serviceware, adding a touch of sophistication to the dining experience.

For flights lasting seven hours or more, passengers can look forward to the all-new Out of the Woods amenity kit, exclusively designed to cater to Premium Economy Class travellers.

Crafted from eco-friendly materials, the kit includes eyeshades and slippers made from recycled PET material, along with a lip balm packaged in biodegradable material, ensuring both comfort and sustainability.

This comprehensive revamp marks the first major update to Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) Premium Economy Class since its inception in 2015, reflecting the airline’s commitment to providing exceptional service and meeting the evolving needs of its passengers.

Mr Yeoh Phee Teik, Senior Vice President Customer Experience at Singapore Airlines, commented,

Premium Economy Class has garnered popularity among our customers since its introduction. However, at Singapore Airlines, we continuously strive to enhance our offerings and exceed customer expectations. This revamp of our Premium Economy Class experience reflects our dedication to providing a personalised and world-class journey for our passengers.

One of the highlights of the revamped Premium Economy Class experience is the introduction of over 200 new appetisers, main courses and desserts.

Passengers can expect a delectable array of options, including seasonal appetisers, premium main course selections, and indulgent desserts.

New additions to the menu include Beef Bourguignon, Bak Chor Mee, and Thai-style Crab Curry, catering to a diverse range of palates.

The introduction of upgraded bread options, such as croissants and garlic bread rolls, adds a delightful touch to meal times. Passengers can also enjoy an expanded Book the Cook menu, featuring up to 20 dishes available for pre-order, including popular favourites and new additions like Slow Braised Lamb Ragout and Mushroom Eggplant Meatballs.I

Complementing the gourmet dining experience are a curated selection of wines, Champagne and spirits, ensuring passengers can savour the finest beverages during their journey. Additionally, SIA has expanded its non-alcoholic beverage selection to include peppermint and chamomile teas, as well as hot chocolate from Cadbury, catering to diverse preferences.

In collaboration with Out of the Woods, SIA has introduced a brand new amenity kit for Premium Economy Class passengers, featuring eco-friendly and sustainable products. This thoughtful addition underscores the airline’s commitment to providing a premium and environmentally-conscious travel experience.

Premium Economy Class passengers can enjoy a host of on-ground privileges, including priority check-in and boarding, as well as a generous checked baggage allowance. In-flight, passengers can relax in ergonomically-designed seats, offering ample space and comfort for the duration of the journey.

For those seeking entertainment, the sleek 13.3-inch full HD monitor and KrisWorld entertainment system offer a diverse selection of movies, television programmes, music, and games, ensuring a truly immersive in-flight experience.

As Singapore Airlines continues to redefine the travel experience, the enhanced Premium Economy Class offering reaffirms its commitment to providing unparalleled service and comfort to passengers.

For more information about the upgraded Premium Economy Class experience, passengers are encouraged to contact their Global Travel Management Account Manager.