Caribbean Airlines launches local in-flight snacks

Caribbean Airlines has launched ‘Caribbean Café’ an in-flight snack and beverage catalogue featuring only locally made products from Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, and premium blends produced in Guyana.

From 1 September passengers on intra-Caribbean and international flights operated by the airline’s Boeing 737 fleet will have the option to purchase an array of snacks along with beverages ranging from non-alcoholic to premium alcoholic options.

‘Caribbean Café’ will complement the airline’s free in-flight meals and offers customers a ‘taste of home’ which some of the snack offerings featuring delicacies such as tamarind balls, preserved mango and spice bun.

The new snack catalogue is the latest in-flight service to be introduced by the airline for 2018 as it seeks to improve customer service, with ‘Caribbean View’ wireless in-flight entertainment launched in August.

Chief executive officer, Garvin Medera said: “Caribbean Airlines is rapidly innovating in services and technology to improve the customer experience. Customers can now purchase any of our local snacks and beverages from the “Caribbean Café” catalogue mid-flight, with the use of cash and credit cards.

“Credit card purchases on board also extend to the purchase of seat upgrades to “Caribbean Plus” our economy extra legroom seating. “Caribbean Cafe” also offers speciality comfort products for purchase such as power banks, blankets and plush toys.”

The airline said its ‘Caribbean Café’ is the only on-board service of its kind in the Region, offering a totally local selection of food products.

At the launch, Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers’ Association’s (TTMA) CEO Dr Ramesh Ramdeen commented: “Such an initiative is a welcomed one where locally produced, high quality snacks and beverages can be made available to all persons utilizing the services of Caribbean Airlines. This initiative would allow persons around the globe to enjoy indigenous snacks at their pleasure and convenience, while travelling.”

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