Air India Express upgrades its in-flight dining: introduces Gourmairtext_fields
Kochi: Air India Express (AIXL), India's first international budget airline, has launched its wider range of meal options to cater to different tastes and preferences, in collaboration with an in-flight dining brand, Gourmair.
The award-winning brand Gourmair is curated to cater to diverse culinary preferences with a wide range of hot meals and lite bites.
With this introduction, Air India Express will broaden its meal offerings, replacing complimentary snack boxes with an extended buy-on-board menu.
The service that is available from June 22, 2023 allows Air India Express guests to pre-book Gourmair hot meals in distinct sections including MasterChef Specials, World's Finest, Regional Favourites, All-Day Breakfast, Healthy and Diabetic options, Seasonal Fresh Fruits, Lite Bites including Sandwiches and Rolls and Delectable Desserts on the airline’s new co-branded website airindiaexpress.com.
To ensure the meals served on board meet the highest standards of hygiene, quality, and flavour, the airline has partnered with various chefs of reputed flight kitchens across India, UAE and Singapore.
The revamped Food and Beverage (FnB) menu presents an extensive array of choices carefully curated to cater to diverse dietary preferences.
Gourmair offers vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, Jain, non-vegetarian, and eggetarian meals to cater to a wide range of taste palates.
Commenting on the introduction of Gourmair, Mr. Aloke Singh, Managing Director of Air India Express and AirAsia India, stated, "We strive to set new benchmarks for in-flight dining by delivering an exceptional culinary experience that aligns with our commitment to providing our guests with value-for-money services. Gourmair has proved extremely popular on board AirAsia India domestic flights and we are pleased to bring this on the Air India Express international routes as well. We cordially invite all our guests to savour the distinctive flavours of Gourmair served oven-hot at 36,000 feet in the sky."
Alongside AIXL, the harmonised Gourmair menu continues to be available on domestic flights operated by AirAsia India.
Guests travelling on international flights can pre-book their meals 24 hours prior to departure, while domestic travellers may pre-book 12 hours before their flight departs, on the airline’s unified customer interface, airindiaexpress.com.
Commemorating the United Nations Declaration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, the new elevated dining experience also includes a complimentary Mixed Berry Ragi Halwa dessert with all pre-booked hot meals.
AIXL has also partnered with Cochin International Airport (CIAL) to organise an exclusive food-tasting event at the departure terminal to celebrate the introduction of Gourmair.
To celebrate the launch of Gourmair on Air India Express, the airline launched an introductory offer for bookings made till 5th July 2023.
Guests can enjoy a remarkable 50% discount on the pre-book menu while select items on the buy-on-board menu will also be available at a discount. The offer is applicable to guests who pre-book their Gourmair meals within the promotional period on Air India Express and AirAsia India flights.