Just Eat and Transavia has teamed up to create an inflight delivery meal service for passengers ex Amsterdam. Passengers can order their favourite meal via Just Eat up to 90 minutes before their flight, the meal is freshly prepared by the team at iFleat and delivered directly to the aircraft. iFleat first launched a similar program with Air Berlin back in October 2016 exclusively for long haul economy class customers.
The programme was developed in cooperation with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and iFleat, a Dutch caterer that aims to make a plane seat feel like a table at your favourite restaurant. The service is currently available on four flights from Amsterdam to destinations in Greece, Portugal and Italy. The programme is expected to roll out across additional cities where Transavia operates, such as Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport.
It is important to keep innovating and further improving service for our customers, especially in these unprecedented times. We’re starting modestly by offering this meal service on four flights. However, we have confidence in this great concept and hope to expand it further as opportunities allow, said Marcel de Nooijer, CEO of Transavia.
If the service is available passengers will receive an email notification allowing them to choose from ten different meals at the Transavia Restaurant. iFleat is responsible for logistics and culinary innovation. Passengers can choose from vegan salads, fresh sushi and authentic Indonesian rendang, with payment taken during the booking process.
The pre-order meal program reduces the amount of crew contact and additional safety measures have been implemented, such as limiting the onboard food assortment.
The inflight menu includes options such as Indian Butter Chicken € 12,50, Sushi Platter € 13,50, Vegan Bulgur Salad € 12,50, Sushi Plater for two € 16,50, Ceasar Salad € 12,50, Rigatoni Bolognese € 12,50, Indonesian Rendang € 14,50, Children’s Meal € 11,50, Two different breakfast choices from € 11,50.
Silvie Cremers, Global Sales Director at Just Eat added: “We are continuously working to improve and extend our services and products. For example, we’ve made it possible to order food at places other than at home, such as at the office and at the train station. This special cooperation, which makes it possible to serve fresh meals on a plane, is a great step forward. We are very proud to be the first to offer this service and are confidently looking forward to the further roll-out of in-flight delivery.”