Banh Mi and Vietnamese coffee are very first Vietnamese dishes will be added into AirAisa’s menu to serve international travelers.
On 22 May 2017, AirAsia hosted the Santan Food Festival, the largest inflight food tasting event in Asia, featuring meals from across the region. The Santan Food Festival was attended by more than 200 members of the media and key influencers from 16 markets – Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Brunei, India, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and India.
AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “Food is a great unifying factor across the region. What we are doing is bringing the wonderful flavors of ASEAN into Santan to create a unique food experience, with the vision of replicating the on-ground gourmet experience onboard. The flavor profile and pricing of inflight food has always been a challenge but we believe that with Santan, we can create the first restaurant brand in the sky that is both tasty and affordable.”
Guests are encouraged to pre-book their meals to enjoy greater savings with the Santan Combo Meal and to choose from a wider variety of meals. Guests who pre-book will be assured of meal availability and will enjoy priority meal service onboard.
AirAsia won the World’s Leading Inflight Service title at the World Travel Awards Grand Finals in December 2016. The fact that Banh Mi was added into an international airline menu has proved the appeal of Vietnamese foods.0