What’s the deal with airplane food?
If Singapore Airlines has anything to say about it, that classic stand-up joke will soon be a thing of the past.
The airline made headlines in 2017 when it announced a new “farm-to-plane” dining service coming to its long-haul flights, and again this spring when it announced its first sourcing partner.
Now, the locally-sourced, fine-dining initiative is about to launch on the world’s longest flight.
After months of planning and preparation, the farm-to-plane service is kicking off next month on the airline’s flight between the New York City-area Newark airport and Singapore.
The airline will work with AeroFarms, a unique indoor vertical farming company based in Newark, New Jersey, to source leafy greens and vegetables for several of the appetizers in its business class cabin starting in October. Meals made with the local greens will eventually be expanded to other courses and other cabins – the plane operating the flight is entirely business class and premium economy.