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.