Dutch carrier KLM will offer four à la carte meal options for economy passengers on intercontinental flights, following trials over the last year. The upgraded meals include Japanese, Italian and Indonesian dishes, and cost from €12.
Business Traveller first reported on KLM’s decision to trial paid-for a la carte meals in economy in May last year (see online news May 25, 2010). From September 14 these will be extended across the carrier’s intercontinental routes departing Amsterdam (except flights to Toronto, San Francisco, Tel Aviv and Cairo).
Choices include “Healthy Japanese, a light Japanese meal; Bella Italia, featuring popular Italian dishes; an Indonesian rice table, featuring various traditional dishes, and an exclusive vegetarian meal”.
Passengers have the choice of opting for existing standard catering free of charge, or ordering from the new menu from 90 days up to 48 hours before departure, with meals costing between €12 and €15.
From next week passengers will be able to place orders at the time of booking – those with existing bookings can add orders from today by going to Manage My Booking section online at klm.com.
Report by Mark Caswell