Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO Andre Vil

Fiji Airways Managing Director and CEO Andre Vil

first_img Fiji Airways’ Managing Director and CEO, Andre Viljoen, said that the ‘Dine on the Ground’ service comes following research on food consumption, sleep patterns and passenger feedback. Nearly one-third of Australian travellers regularly skip in-flight meals, in preference for more sleep time.“As an airline, Fiji Airways is all about delivering the best customer experience…By moving the dining experience pre-flight, we’re not only able to offer a premium experience but we’re also able to reduce food waste, while maintaining our excellent in-flight catering,” Viljoen said.Onboard, guests will still have access to a light brunch or supper, such as fruit bowls, gourmet panini, fresh salads, international style tapas and soups. However, by dining pre-flight, onboard meals better reflect the time of day and allow guests more time for rest and relaxation. Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletter Want to be in the luxury travel know? Subscribe to our free eNewsletter here to keep up to date with everything in the luxury travel industry.center_img Fiji Airways is now offering premium passengers the opportunity to dine at the airline’s lounge before boarding their flight home. Dubbed ‘Dine on the Ground’, the two-pronged initiative aims to reduce inflight food wastage and enable passengers more time to rest in the air.Available on select routes out of Nadi International Airport, the new pre-flight “gourmet meal” service will be available for guests on a morning or late evening flight at Fiji Airways’ Premier Lounge.Prior to boarding, Business Class and Premier passengers will enjoy made-to-order breakfast items, a full bakery, fresh juices and barista-made coffee for breakfast, and signature dishes, cocktails, mocktails and a full service bar for dinner. Dine on the Ground FlightsThe luxury Dine on the Ground experience is now being served across the following flights out of Nadi:BrunchÀ la carte brunchNadi – ChristchurchNadi – Hong KongNadi – Wellington (mid-morning service)Nadi – Sydney (mid-morning service)Nadi – Brisbane (mid-morning service)Supper (flights over 6 hours):À la carte light dining, followed by a full breakfast.Nadi – Los AngelesNadi – San Franciscolast_img read more