Turkish Airlines has introduced new economy and business class inflight menus across its domestic and international services.
The carrier worked with Turkish Do&Co to create new menus featuring local and seasonal cuisine, including grilled fish, homemade mezzelune pasta and Adana kebab cooked over charcoal in business class.
Premium passengers will also be offered new mocktails and detox drinks, and a third dish has been added to the current two-course breakfast service, with new options including pancakes and French toast.
In economy a revamped breakfast menu includes egg dishes, homemade muesli and cheese varieties, while on mealtime flights passengers will be offered “regional appetisers served alongside freshly prepared pasta and grilled options”.
Turkish Airlines said that the menus had been “Designed following healthy nutrition trends, with protein rich, vegetable, fruit-based, and lower carbohydrate alternatives”.
Commenting on the new menus Dr. Ahmet Bolat, Turkish Airlines’ chairman of the board and executive committee member, said:
“As the flag carrier that offers the world’s finest flavours to its guests through privileged concepts, we have prepared a menu that features traces of both traditional Turkish cuisine and world cuisines in our renewed menus.
“With this new concept, we have also initiated practices aimed at reducing plastic use and packaging waste within the scope of Turkish Airlines’ sustainability principle. While presenting Turkish flavours to our guests, we also intend to upload our paper menu cards to digital platforms for the sake of sustainability, allowing future generations to experience these tastes as well.
“We hope that our new menus will be appreciated by our guests, and we believe that we will continue our award-winning leadership in the field of inflight dining.”
The news comes as Turkish Airlines is set to place a huge order for a reported 600 new aircraft in the near future.
The carrier’s PR representation in the UK – The PC Agency – posted the following on LinkedIn last week.
“When you’re leading a media roundtable and the Chairman of Turkish Airlines suddenly reveals he’s about to place an order for 600 new aircraft from Airbus or Boeing – in addition to launching new Business and Economy inflight menus.”