“Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, in preparation for landing, please return to your seats, fasten your seats belts and don’t forget your takeaway mystery meal packs.”
This might be the announcement you will hear on Swiss International Airlines as the carrier reduces waste by selling off leftover cabin meals.
SWISS is seeking to reduce the volumes of fresh food items which remain unsold on its flights and must be thrown away at the end of flights.
The airline has teamed up with its partner “Too Good To Go” - the world’s biggest app platform for connecting companies with users to reduce food waste - to offer at reduced prices any fresh food items which remain unsold.
A trial of the food sale is being conducted on flights from Geneva on SWISS’s European network and will be extended to other routes if the test run is popular with passengers.
Passengers are offered a bag containing fresh food items at one third of their usual price.
The bag’s contents are not revealed in advance and remain a surprise for the purchaser.
“The first results from these trials have been promising,” said SWISS’s head of Western Switzerland, Romain Vet.