If you’re from Finland and love airplane food or just miss the thrill of being in the skies then you may want to head to the supermarket.
That’s because Finnair is offering their business class meals in a store located near Finnair’s main hub, the Helsinki-Vantaa airport
The in-flight meals have quickly become a hit with 1,600 meals sold within days at the supermarket.
The airline has said it plans to sell in more outlets around the country.
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Sadly, due to current global travel restrictions, last Tuesday, the airline said it would cut around 700 jobs by March 2021 but plans like this help them make money in other ways.
Finnair Kitchen’s main courses, which consist of beef with teriyaki-radish sauce served with grilled spring onion and rice or smoked arctic char with chantarelle risotto come at €12.9 (£11.70).
‘There are redundancies and layoffs going on already at Finnair and we are trying our best to find new innovative ways,’ head of Finnair Kitchen Marika Nieminen told Reuters.
Marika said Finnair plans to introduce new dishes, including reindeer meat from Finnish Lapland and Japanese-style pork shoulder, for supermarkets.
Finnair Kitchen’s head of product development, Juha Stenholm, said the food’s high quality justified the relatively high price for a packed takeaway meal.
‘Our unit is focusing on business class food so, premium raw materials,’ he told Reuters.
They aren’t the first airline to try out the idea. In Thailand, an airline launched an entire cafe serving up their in-flight meals.
The Thai Airways restaurant uses recycled plane seating and parts for guest to sit at and it’s been a huge hit.
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