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BA to test fish and chips on flights

24 April 2014 by
BA to test fish and chips on flights

After months of development by British Airways chefs, the airline is now testing fish and chips on some of its short-haul flights.

Customers on flights from Heathrow to the likes of Athens, Istanbul, St Petersburg and Kiev will get to enjoy the new fare, which the airline's catering team has developed alongside food innovation company Green Gourmet.

The British favourite, includes a sustainable cod fillet coated with a light, crispy batter, served with a portion of chunky fries, vinegar, ketchup and tartare sauce in an environmentally-friendly box.

Sinead Ferguson, menu development manager at British Airways, said: "What better meal to see on board a summer flight than the traditional British fish supper? We know our customers love comfort food and expect it to be done well when they fly with us. Naturally we went for sustainable cod and we've worked hard with Green Gourmet to make the perfect chip, which in the past has been a challenge to produce at 35,000ft.

"We think our secret recipe delivers just the right crunch and hopefully our customers will agree. If so, we plan to roll out the fish supper on our longest short-haul flights this summer."

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