Published on : Friday, February 3, 2017
airberlin is extending its globally unique airgusto restaurant service. From 1 February 2017, it will also be available on all long-haul flights from Dusseldorf and for the first time on flights from New York and Abu Dhabi. airberlin introduced the restaurant service on long-haul flights from Berlin in October 2016 – and it soon became popular with passengers.
Thanks to airgusto, passengers who have booked a long-haul airberlin flight in Economy Class can choose from a selection of more than 20 different meals from 17 trendy local restaurants. The meals are prepared by specialist in-flight catering chefs using the original recipes of the partner restaurants to make certain that the taste and texture of the food is just as impressive at 10,000 meters as it would be in the restaurants in Berlin, Dusseldorf, New York or Abu Dhabi. The quality and freshness of the meals are key for the airgusto experience. The airworthy meals are then loaded onto the aircraft in compliance with strict safety and hygiene standards and served in the cabin on china crockery.
For instance, Menta Cucina Italiana adds Italian flair to in-flight dining, while the Seoul restaurant treats passengers to authentic Korean cuisine on flights from Dusseldorf. airberlin passengers on flights departing New York can enjoy an American burger from Burger Joint or a Mac&Cheese from Macbar, while Circo and Byblos spoil them with Tuscan and Lebanese delicacies on flights from Abu Dhabi. The prices for the three-course meals range from €19 to €39. The first 100 passengers ordering the airgusto service on flight out of Düsseldorf will be served a glass of champagne as well.
airberlin offers a standard full-service concept on long-haul flights, providing up to two hot meals along with hot and cold drinks, depending on the duration of the flight. The fare also includes a selection of alcoholic drinks, such as beer, wine and champagne. A number of special menus are also available to pre-order as free alternatives to the standard in-flight meal. They include vegetarian or vegan menus, as well as gluten and lactose-free dishes, meals for diabetics, kosher and halal food and child menus for children over two.