[dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]ondon-based catering company Absolute Taste has unveiled an app for made-to-order meal deliveries straight to your private jet.
Designed for both crews and passengers, the free app allows for gourmet food to be transported direct to the aircraft door before take-off or after landing, with a menu of “traditional and internationally inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner”.
Users can browse a gallery of images before making a selection, paying online and sending off their order. According to a press release: “Customers also have the option to add individual menu preferences and compile a list of favourite dishes to make the ordering process even easier on their next trip.”
Managing director for Absolute Taste, Lyndy Redding, said: “Absolute Taste Inflight was born following the demand from our clients wanting our food on their planes and, therefore, we have spent a huge amount of time working with our chefs to ensure each dish and menu works perfectly on board.
“With the launch of our new app, we want to make the in-flight dining experience even more comfortable and accessible for our customers. Technology advancement is vital for all businesses to develop and grow in order to keep pace with customer expectations and Inflight is no exception to this.
“We see this development as the latest step in enhancing our clients’ experience and keeping at the forefront of providing food to the private aviation sector.
“We are very excited to bring this to the market as we are forever trying to keep ahead of the times and in touch with what our clients are wanting, so watch this space for what we have planned next.”
UK catering company Bon Soirée also has an app for iOS and Android platforms, whereby you can choose anything from canapés, Iranian caviar and mezze platters, to sushi, lobster and Peking duck to be ready for your take-off.
If you are flying from London City, for example, your food will be with you in two hours, while at Luton it will arrive in just 30 minutes.
According to thisismoney.co.uk, since the financial crisis in 2007-8, the number of private jet flights has risen by 6 per cent, while in Britain the number is closer to 10 per cent.
“The growth in business jet traffic to the UK is being driven by the attraction of London as a residence for the super-rich, but also by business visitors looking to invest in the UK,” wrote Simon Watkins.
According to Privatefly, Luton is the fourth-busiest airport in Europe for private jet flights, with more than 27,000 take-offs and landings last year. (Paris le Bourget is number one, Geneva number two and Nice Cote D’Azure number three.)