Missing airplane food? FinnAir sells out of in-flight menu in supermarket 'pilot sheme'

With travel restrictions in place for people around the world, many miss the excitement of getting on a plane and going on holiday. Finnair, however, has found that people miss air travel so much that they are even nostalgic for often-maligned aeroplane food. The state-controlled airline’s pilot scheme selling its first-class meals, such as reindeer meatballs and Arctic char, fully sold out after being launched on Thursday. “They miss the flights. Customers have been telling me that they want to celebrate the days they had planned to be in an aeroplane, that now they are sitting at home simulating it by eating Finnair food,” Kimmo Sivonen, who runs K-Citymarket in the suburb of Vantaa, told the Daily Telegraph. If the scheme is successful, the meals will be sold in other branches in Finland. “We want to offer the opportunity for a Finnair experience and everyday luxury at home now that travel has been restricted in many ways,” Marika Nieminen, Finnair Kitchen’s Director of Operations, said. “At the same time, this is a new business opening for us and employs our chefs in Vantaa. It is especially great that at a time when most of Finnair Kitchen’s employees have been laid off, we can bring work and employment to our employees through this new experiment.”

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