As part of the “ANA Future Promise” initiative, ANA aims to realize “Delightful, kind-hearted & comfortable skies for everybody” through the universalization of food
Beginning on October 1, four types of Diabetic, Low Fat, Low Calorie and Low Salt meals on ANA international flights will be renewed, offering a choice of menus that incorporate the knowledge of THE CONNOISSEURS members and experts that all customers can enjoy
To meet various needs of customers, ANA will strengthen its information provision on food
TOKYO, JAPAN, 2021-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for eight consecutive years is offering a range of new healthy in-flight dining options for passengers as part of its efforts to provide “Delightful, kind-hearted & comfortable skies for everybody”. The expanded menu features dishes crafted with the help of ANA’s elite “THE CONNOISSEURS” culinary partners, marking the first time that a collaboration menu will be introduced for special in-flight meals. Available on international flights, the new menu items are part of ANA Future Promise initiative to create stronger communities and achieve its ESG goals.
“Our in-flight menus are constantly updated as we introduce new items based on passenger feedback and demand,” said Junko Yazawa, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience Management & Planning. “As we develop our in-flight dining options, we aim to ensure that delicious and satisfying meals are available to all passengers, regardless of their dietary habits. The need to offer healthy alternatives to traditional meals is growing, and we are proud to partner with world-class chefs to create rich menus that offer excellent choices to all passengers.”
Beginning on October 1, ANA will offer four different Diabetic, Low Fat, Low Calorie and Low Salt meals on international flights. These dishes have been created with the help of Hideki Takayama, a famous French-trained chef who has twice won the Bocuse d’Or International Culinary Competition Asia Pacific. For the Diabetic Meal, Takayama and those in charge of creating the meals worked with the Japan Association for Diabetes Education and Care to ensure that all items met their stringent regulations. ANA has been focusing on its 24 various special in-flight meal menus for a long time, and when developing menus, ANA strictly follows the guidelines set by Quality & Safety Alliance Inflight Services* to carefully select the ingredients that could be used. The additional health-conscious menu options follow ANA’s trend of offering an increased selection of specialized dishes for its passengers, a commitment that is also demonstrated by its offering of a diverse set of Halal meals. ANA Catering Service has obtained Halal certification, demonstrating that the airline is fully capable of preparing Halal meals in-house.
These new meals will be available on ANA-operated international routes departing from Japan for all service classes. Details on these special in-flight meal menu options, including full dietary information will be posted on ANA’s website. In order to receive one of the special meals, reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight through the ANA website or by telephone.
Diabetic Meal (DBML), Low Fat Meal (LFML), Low Calorie Meal (LCML), Low Salt Meal (LSML)
* Diabetic Meal (DBML), Low Fat Meal (LFML) and Low Calorie Meal (LCML) share the same menu with appetizer, main course and dessert.
*Serving methods and containers vary depending on the class of service.
About the collaboration menu
Other special in-flight meal menus
About the ANA Future Promise initiative
Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD) was established in 2013 as the largest airline group holding company in Japan, comprising 71 companies including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.
ANA is a launch customer and the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, making ANA HD the biggest Dreamliner owner in the world. A member of Star Alliance since 1999, ANA has joint venture agreements with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines – giving it a truly global presence.
The airline’s legacy of superior service has helped it earn SKYTRAX’s respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013, with ANA being the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation for eight consecutive years. ANA also has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times (2007, 2013 and 2018); it is one of only a select few airlines to win this prominent award multiple times.
In 2021, ANA was awarded the 5-star COVID-19 safety rating by SKYTRAX, recognizing the airline’s initiatives to provide a safe, clean and hygienic environment at airports and aboard aircraft, embodied in the ANA Care Promise.
ANA is the only company in the aviation industry to receive the Gold Class distinction from the 2021 S&P Global Sustainability Awards and ANA HD has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the fourth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the fifth consecutive year.
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Source: All Nippon Airways