September 2022, Virtual
September 29 2022, Virtual
Now in its 27th year, the Business Travel Awards
THOMAS COOK AIRLINES has introduced a new catering concept on all its flights. The holiday carrier seems to be leading the way as far as serving airline meals to satisfy ”green” concerns. Out goes the cumbersome plastic trays which have dominated sky high catering for the past quarter of a century replaced by fast food-style boxes and containers with the emphasis on recyclable and biodegradable materials.The new meal containers are lighter in weight, helping to reduce the amount of fuel used by the aircraft. The airline tested the new packaging materials earlier this year and 5,000 passengers were asked for their views. Each passenger receives the meal in a cradle-like container which instantly becomes a table mat when laid flat. Bread roll, dessert, serviette and cutlery arrive in a box and on top of this is the hot meal in a biodegradable container with film lid. Customers are able to easily handle the hot meal container as it comes with a cool touch strap which also features nutritional information. The table mats/meal containers and boxes are made from lightweight recycled cardboard. Hot drinks are served in cool touch recyclable cardboard cups.