Business Class Signature Dishes, Rejuvinated FijiTime Magazine and Lomalagi Duty Free among new onboard improvements
2nd September 2014:Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has unveiled the latest suite of changes to its onboard passenger experience, which includes a new Signature Dish designed by renowned Fiji-based Chef, Lance Seeto, as part of the refreshed Business Class dining experience. These experience enhancements have been introduced onboard all Fiji Airways international flights from September 1.
Also launched yesterday is the new Lomalagi Inflight Duty Free shopping which allows world-class inflight retail with well-known international as well as Fijian brands. A rejuvenated Inflight Magazine, FijiTime, has also been redeveloped to include inspirational destination stories and striking imagery to inspire all traveller types.
Headlining these experience enhancements is the Business Class Signature Dish inspired by the tropical flavours and artisan cooking techniques of the Fiji Islands, and designed by Fiji Airways Culinary Ambassador, Chef Lance Seeto.
The Signature Dish meat choice is charred Beef Fillet with masala chai tea rub, herb buttered prawns with a side of sweet potato duchess, Fijian organic vegetables and tempered cardamom jus; the fish option is presented as seared wild fish poached in coconut herb buttered prawns, coriander and pineapple rice pilaf, Fijian organic vegetables and red papaya curry sauce.
There is also a vegetarian version of the Signature Dish designed for vegetarian guests.
Stefan Pichler, Fiji Airways’ Managing Director & CEO commented: “As Fiji Airways continues to expand its fleet and network, so does our onboard experience. What sets us apart is our cabin crew, who, like the people and country we represent, are renowned for their unique and genuine Fijian hospitality. With the improvements brought onboard, we have empowered them to elevate this outstanding service and deliver an experience that is fitting of a world-class boutique airline!”
Chef Lance Seeto remarked on the new menu: “The national airline of any country is the first and last point of contact for its visitors, especially here in Fiji. There’s an opportunity to showcase the destination, its people and diverse culture through the inflight food. Fiji Airways has joined the culinary renaissance that’s now underway across our resorts, hotels and restaurants. The new Fiji Airway Business Class menu is inspired by the flavours and techniques of all the cultures that influence its food; not just the native iTaukei but Indian, Chinese and colonial British. Fiji’s tropical island cuisine is not just being presented on the plate, but now in the skies.”
Along with the introduction of the Signature Dish, the new Business Class restaurant-style catering concept also offers new menu and service elements, like the Yadra Vinaka (good morning) sleeper service, an hors d’oeuvre service, and an ‘a la carte’ dining option for premium travellers. A Signature Welcome Cocktail and Mocktail designed to reflect a Fijian sunset has also been introduced in partnership with Fiji Rum.