AirAsia to open restaurant serving inflight meals

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AirAsia to open restaurant serving inflight meals

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19 February 2019

By | 19 February 2019

“Our food is fantastic. We believe in it so much that we’re going to start a fast-food restaurant out of it.”

Do you ever find yourself craving food that is usually being served on board of a plane? If your answer is yes, good news for you.

Low-cost airline AirAsia will launch a restaurant which will be serving meals generally available only on board the carrier’s flights.

Soon you might be able to enjoy your favourite plane food on the ground — thebigland / Shutterstock AirAsia to open restaurant serving inflight meals Group Created with Sketch. Soon you might be able to enjoy your favourite plane food on the ground — thebigland / Shutterstock

The airline’s inflight menu is called Santan, said AirAsia group CEO Tony Fernandes, who was speaking on Larry King Now.

The menu launched in 2015. Its name translates as coconut milk from Malay, which is a popular ingredient throughout Southeast Asia.

As of today, the location of the restaurant is yet unknown. However, there are talks of it possibly being located in Malaysia, which is the carrier’s base country.

Santan’s menu serves dishes from all over Asia. It includes Indonesian rice dish nasi lemak, chicken teriyaki, or Sechuan mapo tofu with rice.

Not the first time inflight menus are brought down to earth

The restaurant is likely to be located in Malaysia — lydiarei / Shutterstock AirAsia to open restaurant serving inflight meals Group Created with Sketch. The restaurant is likely to be located in Malaysia — lydiarei / Shutterstock

The idea of bringing an inflight menu down to earth has already been discussed before.

In December, model and social media favourite Chrissy Teigen tweeted that it might be time for her to curate an airline menu: “This seems like a good time for me to share my dream of curating an airline menu.”

Her tweet came as a response to a disappointing first-class menu she was served on one of her flights.

Similarly, United Airlines has recently released a cookbook with 40 of its executive chefs’ recipes.

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