Healthy eating and sustainable living in AirAsia’s newest “Santan” Farm-to-Air inflight meals
Tagaytay City, Philippines — AirAsia, the World’s Best Low-Cost Carrier, is taking travelers on a new food adventure with a new set of Santan inflight meals. The airline, which maintains the title for 10 years formally introduces a farm-to-air dining experience. The new additions to the Santan menu are all delightfully good not only for the heart but also for the soul.
Captain Dexter Comendador, AirAsia Philippines CEO, said, “Santan came about in 2015 as a tribute to ASEAN flavors, and here we are four years after, welcoming this year with a concept that is both good for the heart and nourishing for the soul. We are promoting healthy eating and helping Filipino farmers at the same time.”
With supporting the farmers of the Philippines in mind, AirAsia is elevating the farm-to-table social movement by taking the dining experience on air. The airline offers a variety of inflight meals which uses only the freshest ingredients and harvest which are directly sourced from farmers all over the country.
The launch was held in Tagaytay in partnership with Discovery Country Suites (hotel info). During the media launch, the participants sampled their new offerings which include the new Caesar Salad, priced at P120, and the Chipotle Chicken Wrap for only P100 per serving. These new inflight meals are available in all flights with the Z2 code to and from the Philippines.
Other fresh and new items added to the Santan Menu are the Korean Beef with Kimchi Rice, California Crab Onigiri, Corned Beef Bun, and Cheesy Pesto. There are also a wide variety of sweets like the Butterscotch Bars, Cookies and Cream Parfait, Brazo de Mercedes, for as low as P70 per serving.
There are also drinks to compliment your dining experience. AirAsia introduces a healthier and more refreshing alternative to milk tea: The Sunset Bursts, a two-layered lychee and strawberry drink with coconut jelly sinkers (nata de coco). This drink comes in a 16oz cup for P120 only. And the best part? Watch the cabin crew prepare your drink while flying 30,000 feet above.
AirAsia also offers merchandise items made by Filipino and social entrepreneurs from ASEAN countries. Different merchandises like the bamboo toothbrush, travel accessories, metal straws, abaca bucket bag, upcycled jewelry, and Kahon Abaca Macrame Bag are now available for sale, for prices starting at P180 only.
Soon, AirAsia Philippines will also sell upcycled expired life jackets called “Soggy No-More”. These travel pouches are handmade by Nazanin, a social enterprise of Afghan refugees in Kuala Lumpur. Did you know that life jackets we see onboard have an expiration date? To promote sustainability, AirAsia upcycled these expired inflatable life vests and turned it into an all-around pouch. You can use it for your toiletries, medicine kit etc. By selling this product, AirAsia is not only providing opportunities for refugees, they are also managing wastes in a more effective and efficient manner by upcycling these expired life vests that normally end up in the landfills. The limited edition Soggy No-More travel pouch will be available for sale starting February 2019 onboard AirAsia (Z2) flights.
“We value customer happiness from all points of the journey, from the purchase of the ticket to leaving the airport, on board, and onto the destination,” Comendador added.
To save up to 20%, guests are encouraged to pre-book their meals rather than purchasing their food on board. For travelers who have booked their flights without adding any meals, you can still add them via the “Manage My Booking” option once you log in to www.airasia.com.