Air Culinaire Worldwide Steps into Commercial Airline Catering with FinnairJune 02, 2017 by Stacey Farooqui
San Francisco, California (June 2, 2017) – Air Culinaire Worldwide announced today its first step into the commercial aviation industry, accomplished by Finnair awarding an in-flight catering contract, effective immediately.
“The in-flight catering is a key part of the customer experience we offer, and it is important for us to work with a supplier that matches our high requirements for quality,” says Maarit Keränen, Head of In-Flight Service Concept, Finnair. “We are delighted to work with Air Culinaire Worldwide for our new San Francisco route.”
Finnair has selected Air Culinaire Worldwide to provide fresh in-flight catering on all of their flights departing San Francisco. Finnair offers direct flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO / KSFO) to Helsinki Vantaa Airport (HEL / EFHK) in Finland; with a flight time of 10 hours and 40 minutes. Due to the long-haul nature of the route, the right in-flight catering options are even more critical.
“We are excited to work with Finnair and to provide their passengers with our from-scratch, small batch concept that is typically found only on private jets,” said Paul Schweitzer, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Air Culinaire Worldwide. “In working with Finnair in San Francisco, we are able to provide their passengers with a taste our local chef’s selections.”
For more information on Air Culinaire Worldwide and access to resources such as menus, information on flight crew culinary training, and articles with tips and suggestions to improve a total in-flight catering experience, visit www.airculinaireworldwide.com, or call +1 (813) 449-6000.
About Air Culinaire Worldwide
Air Culinaire Worldwide, a Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. company, serves in-flight catering to hundreds of airport locations across the globe. Since 2000, business and private aviation operators have relied upon the organization. With 23 owned-and-operated kitchens and hundreds of associate catering partners on six continents, business aviation organizations receive the total in-flight catering experience from one resource: Air Culinaire Worldwide.
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