Icelandair launches pre-purchase inflight food option

4 Mar 2022 by Mark Caswell
Icelandair's new pre-purchase food menu

Economy customers travelling with Icelandair can now pre-purchase their inflight food on flights between Iceland and Europe, and between Iceland and North America.

The new pre-purchase option is available during the booking process, or up to 24 hours before departure through the My Journey section of the carrier’s website.

Icelandair said that snacks and light meals will continue to be available for purchase on board, “but without the variety we can offer for pre-purchasing”.

Icelandair's new pre-purchase food menu

Pre-order choices include three-course Icelandic or Mediterranean meals (not available on flights between Iceland and Europe) for €16, an example being skyr, flat-bread with smoked lamb, reindeer paté and arctic char, and hjonabandssæla or ‘happy marriage cake’ for dessert.

Other menu options include steak sandwich (€10), Nordic open-face sandwich (€10), (turkey pretzel triangle (€7), vegan salad (€12), ham and cheese baguette (€7), and a keto box (€12).

Note that the turkey pretzel triangle, Nordic open-face sandwich, keto box, and three-course Icelandic meal are not available when flying from Denver, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Orlando and Anchorage.

Icelandair's new environmentally friendly food packaging

Alongside the pre-purchase menu Icelandair says that it is introducing new environmentally friendly food packaging, as well as “new processes for sorting trash on board”.

Icelandair recently unveiled its revamped livery, with five different tailfin colours “representing different phenomena in Icelandic nature”.

The carrier plans to have its fleet of 14 B737 Max 8 and Max 9s painted in the new livery by the end of November, alongside five regional aircraft.

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