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AirAsia launches ‘Santan’, its brand new ‘restaurant in the sky’

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 ― AirAsia and AirAsia X today launched a brand new in-flight menu concept themed “Santan”, replacing “AirAsia Café” as part of the airline group’s move towards being a high value carrier and providing its guests with an enhanced gourmet experience while flying. There are a few new items such as Nasi Dagang and Chicken Curry, a Malaysian dish from the East Coast which is now available on for on-board purchase and pre-book on both AirAsia and AirAsia X flights as part of the new in-flight menu concept.

Apart from that, other items available for on-board purchase on AirAsia flights are Teriyaki Chicken Rice Cake as well as Smoked Chicken Pizza Sandwich; while new pre-book meals are Tomato Rice with Ayam Percik, Chicken Satay Wrap and Vegetable Pasta with Roast Chicken.

AirAsia X has also included Mee Goreng Mamak combo in its pre-book selection as part of introducing more Malaysian and Asean dishes to its guests.

Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia commented at the launch of Santan today, “Food is a big thing for us. Look at how we have made Pak Nasser Nasi Lemak into a brand itself. We have people travelling from all across the region wanting to order our Nasi Lemak and this Malaysian dish is a standout in our in-flight menu. Our food is as good as restaurant food ― it’s not just in-flight food and this is what we want to achieve with ‘Santan’ ― introduce a new gourmet in-flight dining experience which features cuisines from across Asean. We are starting with AirAsia and AirAsia X flights after the launch today, but we will be implementing this across the whole group by October.”

“While we continue to give low fares to our guests, we are increasing the value with new product offerings such as Premium Flex, Premium Flatbed, and the introduction of this new gourmet experience on board is part of us moving in that direction,” added Tony Fernandes.

Apart from the new pre-book meals on AirAsia Berhad (AK) flights, guests are now able to add a sweet ending to the meal of their choice with the introduction of the ‘Maximise Your Meal’ option which includes a Salted Caramel Cookie Bar and a Kit Kat for only RM7 to complete their in-flight meal.

Those travelling with children on both AirAsia Berhad (AK) and AirAsia X Berhad (D7) flights can now pre-book the Kids Meal which consists of two mini chicken burgers and Ribena. ― Bernama

Copyright © 2015 Malay Mail Online

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