BA introduces fish and chips to its inflight menus

Have  you ever (we all have!) been feeling peckish on a short flight, but nothing on the menu takes your fancy?

Well it looks like the chefs at British Airways may be about to change all that.

We’ve just heard that passengers on services between Heathrow and Athens, Larnaca, Istanbul, Sofia, St Petersburg and Kiev will be pleasantly surprised next time they glance at the inflight menu. Because BA’s Great British Fish and Chips box has officially joined the onboard offerings.

Currently only available on a limited number of routes to Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Russia, the fish and chip box will be introduced onto more BA short-haul routes if the British staple proves popular.

The meal is served in an eco friendly box and comes complete with vinegar, ketchup and a helping of tartare sauce.

Sinead Ferguson, BA’s menu development manager, said: “What better meal to see onboard a summer flight than the traditional British fish supper? We know our customers love comfort food and expect it to be done well when they fly with us.

But how difficult was it to create the “perfect chip in the sky”?

“Naturally, we went for sustainable cod,” Ms Ferguson added. “We’ve worked hard with Green Gourmet to make the perfect chip, which in the past has been a challenge to produce at 35,000 feet.

“We think our secret recipe delivers just the right crunch and hopefully our customers will agree. If so, we plan to roll out the fish supper on our longest short-haul flights this summer.”

If you’re flying with BA to one of those destinations soon, you might want to book your seat in one of the front rows…we predict BA’s Fish & Chips will be a sellout.

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