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Jet2 Becomes First UK Airline To Serve Nando's Meals Onboard

Updated: May 18, 2019

Decent plane food is hard to come by and quite frankly when you're 15,000 feet up and trapped in a metal box, it's not like you've got much choice other than to hand over your £10, take the sweaty ham sandwich and chow down.

Well, those days could be long gone after Jet2.com announced it will be the first UK airline to serve delicacies from high street favourite Nando's on their flights.

The budget flights firm has introduced Nando's Peri-Peri Flight Bites', two snacks infused with its Southern African Peri-Peri spice.

The first product is a dip and dunk 'Nando's Box', which includes houmous, Peri-Peri drizzle and salted pita chips.

But if that doesn't quite do it for you, the Leeds-based airline says customers can "take their taste buds on a trip with Nando's Half-popped Corn", which they have described as "a mild and delicious snacking option where fluffy popcorn meets crunchy corn".

In a statement, the airline said it hoped the new additions would excite passengers.

A spokesperson for Jet2.com said: "To give customers even more reason to feel sky-high with excitement this summer, Nando's vouchers can also be found in selected Nando's boxes onboard, entitling one person to a free Nando's meal.

"The new in-flight menu is Jet2.com's biggest and best yet, with a number of new additions to give customers more choice and variety than ever.

"Following the introduction of its first ever in-flight vegan meal earlier this year, the warming and hearty penne arrabbiata pasta dish, the company has added the vegan and gluten free "Gnaw" chocolate bar, with Nando's Half-popped Corn also suitable for vegans."

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said today's announcement was sure to 'delight' customers.

He said: "The addition of these two fantastic snacking options give our customers even more great choice than ever, and mean that we are the first UK airline to offer Nando's products on our in-flight menu.

"We have already made a number of exciting changes to our menu this year, and we are sure this brand new menu will delight customers even more."

He added: "We pride ourselves on delivering the very best customer service in every area, which was recognised at the recent TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for airlines where we won five awards, and we can't wait for our customers to try the exciting choice on this new menu."