Fiji’s National Airline Fiji Airways has introduced a new luxury dining experience called Dine on the Ground. Business Class and Premier guests taking either a morning or late evening flight out of Nadi will now be invited to a mouth-watering breakfast or dinner at the world-class Fiji Airways Premier Lounge before boarding.
This new luxe offering comes from the need to address the trend of Aussie passengers who skip in-flight meals to sleep. New research has shown that 31% of Aussie passengers regularly choose sleep over supper, which results in as much as 38% of food being discarded. Health and Wellness expert Mark Bunn believes this new initiative has the power to knock hours off jet-lag.
“Most of us find it hard enough to sleep on flights but eating large meals onboard will only make that worse due to bloating and indigestion," he explains. "By dining on the ground before take-off, you’re giving your body enough time to digest the food – meaning you’ll be more comfortable and more likely to sleep."
Breakfast guests can enjoy barista-made coffee, made-to-order breakfast items, a full bakery and a wide selection of fresh fruit juices. For dinner, signature dishes designed by Fiji Airways executive in-house and guest chefs are on offer. Meals are complemented by signature cocktails, mocktails, a full service bar and the exclusive ‘Fiji Bean Cart’.
The luxury Dine on the Ground experience is now being served up across the following flights out of Nadi:
À la carte brunch
- Nadi – Christchurch
- Nadi – Hong Kong
- Nadi – Wellington (mid-morning service)
- Nadi – Sydney (mid-morning service)
- Nadi – Brisbane (mid-morning service)
Supper (flights over 6 hours)
À la carte light dining, followed by a full breakfast.
- Nadi – Los Angeles
- Nadi – San Francisco
Onboard, guests will still have access to a light brunch or supper, such as fruit bowls, gourmet panini, fresh salads, international-style tapas and soups.