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Austrian Airlines Aims for Zero Food Waste With ‘Austrian Melangerie to go’ Initiative

For nearly a year, Austrian Airlines’ guests traveling in Economy Class in Europe have enjoyed ‘Austrian Melangerie’ a range of high quality regional food and beverages. To reduce food waste, the carrier will now offer a range of items for purchase to go at discounted prices.

Austrian Airlines Launches 'Austrian Melangerie to go (AM2GO), an Onboard Test Initiative to Reduce the Unnecessary Waste of Fresh, High Quality Food - Courtesy Austrian Airlines

On Wednesday (February 2, 2022), Austrian Airlines announced the launch of Austrian Melangerie to go (AM2GO) with the goal of achieving zero food waste. The popular ‘Austrian Melangerie’ range of high-quality regional food and drinks was rolled out nearly a year ago for Economy Class on all Austrian European flights. While the carrier has been adept at predicting the demand for fresh dishes onboard, an exact demand is difficult to achieve. Due to hygiene rules, all unsold food, regardless of freshness and quality, must be disposed of after landing. Therefore, with the start of a pilot test for the AM2GO program, guests will now have the option of purchasing ‘Melangerie bags’ with one or two fresh products at discount prices prior to landing.

The AM2GO pilot project was launched today on longer European flights inbound to Austria. Shortly before the flights land in Vienna, guests will be offered fresh products that have not been consumed for purchase. Subject to availability, one or two fresh products from the range will be handed out in a paper bag with a wooden cutlery set for a small contribution. Guests can then enjoy the food saved at home after arrival in Vienna or during their onward journey. The Austrian Melangerie to go pilot project will be continuously adapted and rolled out on other routes in the near future.

Source: Austrian Airlines


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