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Fiji Airways recently celebrated the arrival of their first ATR ‘Fiji Link‘ aircraft. The latest piece in the Fiji Airways metaphorical brand-jigsaw. Along with this are new uniforms for Fiji Link, which are more bright and colourful and in keeping with the spirit of the archeipeligo of the Fiji Islands. However, today they announced the launch of their brand new in-flight catering for economy passengers on their short, medium and long haul flights and for business class passengers on their short haul flights (phew! – as we really loved the dining in their long haul business class cabin! – which has only had extra dining options added to it)

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The airline announced the new catering concepts in the Fijian Capital Suva, as part of a suite of changes to its onboard products which include Inflight Entertainment, Inflight Duty Free and Inflight Magazine, which will be rolled out in stages. (Yes, there will really be a new FijiTime magazine, along with an enhanced onboard Duty Free selection, including premium Fijian products)

Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways’ Managing Director & CEO commented: “As we continue to make headway towards our goal of becoming a leading global boutique airline, addressing our inflight experience, especially the catering, has been a key priority. It has taken a few months of consolidating feedback from our valuable guests, benchmarking and testing to get here, and we’re delighted to roll out these great changes now.”

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“One of our core business values is that we listen to our customers in order to make smart business decisions. Our on-board catering, especially on the short and medium haul sectors attracted their 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.”

That is possibly an understatement, as the food quality looks excellent, and the selection of dining options are admirable. The new Economy Class menu has been introduced immediately on all international flights for Fiji Airways and its subsidiary Fiji Link. As an added option to the already amazing business class menu, the Chef Lance Seeto Fijian inspired Business Class Signature dish which will feature top quality Fijian produce and will be launched on-board on September 1st.

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Chef Lance Seeto commented: “I’m delighted to part of this move by Fiji Airways to improve the standard of inflight catering and give advice and guidance for the introduction of Business Class Signature Dish. I’m passionate about Fijian food and ingredients and extremely pleased that the National Airline is making Fijian cuisine a prominent feature in its Business Cabin in particular.”

The Business Class menu and service elements, like the Yadra Vinaka sleeper service and an ‘a la carte’ dining option have all been upgraded for premium travellers. A Signature Welcome Cocktail and Mocktail will also be introduced in partnership with Fiji Rum, along with a hors d’oeuvre service and specially selected wines. The linen tray set-up will be complemented by personalised attention and restaurant-style service for Business Class Guests.

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Posted by:Jonny Clark

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