More than ever, the aviation sector needs to go green. In the air, but also on the plates. To meet these demands and meet a growing demand, British Airways will soon be offering vegan dishes in its private airport lounges. The UK airline has partnered with its catering service providers to develop new 100% vegan menus, including a burger. For the time being, the initiative only concerns first class and business class lounges at London Heathrow Airport. The vegan menus should then be offered in British Airways’ American lounges.
This revegetation of the menus is part of the company’s overall strategy to reduce its environmental footprint. British Airways is indeed committed to achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. An ambitious target, to which the introduction of menus with a lower CO2 footprint contributes. In addition, the UK’s national carrier continues its work to eliminate single-use plastics. Glass water bottles are expected to replace plastic bottles in the company’s UK lounges in the coming month.