Virgin Atlantic Launches New Spring Menus With More Customer Choices
Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class guests will once again enjoy welcome drinks, a choice of three individually plated hot meals and more ‘lite bite’ options, while Premium customers will receive a bespoke meal service with three hot meal choices.
On Monday (March 1, 2021), Virgin Atlantic announced the launch of new spring menus, following a simplified meal service introduced in July 2020, when the carrier restarted operations. Some of the most popular elements of the carrier’s Upper Class service will return including welcome drinks, a choice of three individually plated hot meals and more ‘lite bite’ options. The main meal is also accompanied by a salad and choice of three deserts, including cheese and biscuits. Guests traveling on day flights will be offered a second meal service including the signature Eric Lanlard Mile High Tea and can now opt for a deli dish or lighter option. For night flights, there is a choice of three hot breakfasts and side dishes including seasonal fruit, Bircher muesli and pastries. Naturally, Upper Class guests will enjoy a wide selection of champagne, wine, liquors, soft drinks, teas and coffees.
In Monday’s announcement, Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Customer and Operating Officer, Corneel Koster, said,
“We know our customers are missing that magical feeling you get when you step onboard an aircraft, ready to start your travels. Whilst customers may not be able to travel right now, we’re bringing back those little touches, including welcome drinks, hand plated food and more choice of meals, so that first flight after lockdown feels even more special.
“All these additions have been made whilst continuing to uphold some of the most comprehensive health and safety measures in the industry. We were delighted to be awarded Diamond Status by APEX Health Safety powered by SimpliFlying, for our efforts in ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and sanitization. Making sure everyone flies safe and well is a non-negotiable and has been an absolute priority for us since the start of the pandemic. Our commitment is underpinned by robust cleaning measures both in the air and on the ground, our innovative customer experience, the introduction of Covid-19 insurance and the fact that we test our crews before every departure from the UK and our ground teams at least once a week.”
Virgin Atlantic Premium guests will now receive a bespoke meal service with a choice of three hot meals. Cheese and biscuits and a dessert, all served on a tray. Premium customers will also receive a second meal service including Eric Lanlard Mile High Tea, with a choice of prosecco or a hot drink on night flights and breakfast including a warm pastry, seasonal fruit and yogurt served with PF Tips tea or Change Please coffee. Customers traveling in Economy Class will have a choice of two hot meals as part of the airline’s ‘Fly Safe, Fly Eat’ meal box, including cheese and biscuits and a dessert. The second service includes Eric Lanlard Mile High Tea on day flights or a breakfast including a warm pastry, fruit and yogurt on night flights. Throughout the flight, Premium and Economy customers will enjoy a selection of wines, beers, liquors and soft drinks.
Source: Virgin Atlantic