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ANA to Offer New Healthy and Sustainable Inflight Meals on Select International Routes
ANA will offer expanded inflight meal options on select international routes on departure from Japan starting March 1st, 2022. The new menu will feature new healthy, sustainably-sourced options with an emphasis on reducing environmental impact.
On Tuesday (February 22, 2022), All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced the launch of new inflight meal options with an emphasis on healthy sustainably-sourced options and the reduction of environmental impact. The new menu options will be available on select international flights on departure from Japan starting March 1st, 2022. Guests traveling in Business Class can select a healthy rice bowl topped with a plant-based cutlet, which will not only be meat free, will contain less fat and fewer calories. ANA is well known for their excellence in inflight dining options, including the recent launch of a series of healthy meals in collaboration with their ‘The Connoisseurs’ culinary partners.
Additionally, Economy Class customers traveling on international flights from Japan will be served salads including soft kale grown from ANA’s own composting operations. At ANA Catering Service, approximately 248 tons of food waste and 28 tons of oil is collected annually (as of 2019). Since 2008, the ANA Group has recycled 100 percent of their waste into compost and animal feed. In the future, the carrier will use more food products produced through their composting operation in keeping with the company’s ‘ANA Future Promise’ sustainability initiative.
Founded in 1952, ANA has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. The carrier has been a Star Alliance partner since 1999 and currently has joint partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines. The ANA Group also owns Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Peach Aviation Limited. ANA has approximately 43,000 employees and operates a fleet of 260 aircraft. Additionally, the carrier was the launch customer and is the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Family aircraft, and is the only Airbus A380 operator in Japan.
Source: All Nippon Airways