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KLM has introduced a new meal service for European Business Class passengers flying with their short haul subsidiary KLM Cityhopper. Both the quality and variety will improve, according to the airline.
The box which contains the meal has been redesigned to better fit on the tray tables onboard the carrier’s Embraer 175 and 190 aircraft. Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has cooperated to make the look appealing. KLM Cityhopper flies to more than ten destinations in the UK.
While European Business Class solely on a flight to Amsterdam may not be worth it, if you are connecting onwards on KLM’s European or intercontinental network, this is what you can expect on the feeder flight.
There are two variants of the EBC box. For flights until noon, breakfast is served which includes fresh fruits, cold cuts and warm bread rolls or a breadstick. After noon, the meal is centered around a salad, accompanied with for instance an apple pie as dessert. In order to give passengers the ability to compose their own meal, various items are wrapped separately. E.g. the granola and jam are not pre-mixed with the yoghurt. Both the breakfast and lunch/dinner box come in 4 varieties.
On the first rotation, the lunch/dinner options will be an Asian soba noodle salad with salmon and edamame, spicy kale salad with chicken, roasted vegetable salad with hummus and a classic caesar salad.
KLM strives to be a sustainable airline, so the meat and fish used in the meals are certified with animal welfare or the MSC standards. The box itself is also recycled.
Dine on demand
On the longer Cityhopper sectors, e.g. Cagliari, Helsinki, Ibiza and Valencia, passengers in European Business Class can choose when they want to eat. KLM calls this ‘Choice&Control’. As well as the mealbox there will be a second service with a cold or hot snack on longer routes.