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Japan Airlines Will Serve the Plant-Based Beyond Burger® on Select Routes Starting March 1, 2020

Japan Airlines announced Wednesday that they will serve the popular plant-based Beyond Burger on select routes between March 1st and May 31, 2020. The Beyond Burger will be an à la carte choice for JAL’s First Class guests travelling between California and Tokyo.

JAL to Serve Beyond Burgers on Select Routes - Courtesy Japan Airlines

Today, Japan Airlines announced that for a limited time they will offer the popular plant-based Beyond Burger on select routes between March 1st and May 31st, 2020. The product will be available as an à la carte item for JAL’s First Class guests traveling from Los Angeles to Tokyo (Narita/Haneda) and between San Francisco and Tokyo-Haneda. The introduction of the plant-based meal is part of JAL’s overall commitment to sustainability, as the production of the Beyond Burger utilizes less water, land and energy than a standard beef burger. In Wednesday’s announcement, Beyond Meat’s Chief Growth Officer, Chuck Muth said,

JAL's Beyond Burger Availability - Courtesy Japan Airlines

“Asia is an important strategic region for Beyond Meat. We’re proud to partner with Japan Airlines to introduce their customers to the delicious taste and texture of the Beyond Burger, while helping to support some of the larger sustainability initiatives through the benefits of our plant-based meats.”

Beyond Burgers are made with ingredients such as peas, mung beans and brown rice (without GMOs, soy or gluten) and provide 20 grams of protein and 32% less saturated fat when compared to a standard beef burger.

Founded in 1951, Japan Airlines became the country’s first international carrier. The airline is a member of the oneworld® alliance and along with their codeshare partners, serves over 411 destinations in over 60 countries. The award-winning carrier operates a modern fleet of 241 aircraft and is a certified “5-Star Airline” by Skytrax. Japan Airlines is known for their punctuality and is committed to providing guests with the highest levels of quality in every aspect of their service. The airline aims to become one of the most valued and preferred carriers in the world.

Source: Japan Airlines

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