In what should be a welcome change for airline passengers who prefer to grab a bite on board rather than in the airport, Aer Lingus have announced the launch of their new Bia menu, designed by Clodagh McKenna. It’s rather timely for myself too with two Aer Lingus flights to catch this weekend.
The press release describes the new menu as bringing “gourmet food to the sky” with produce sourced from all over the country. The familiar Aer Lingus breakfast stays on the menu but is joined by the ‘Cheesy Mister’ (a croque monsieur), a Caprese Panini, a Chicken Caesar Wrap and a selection (trio) of sandwiches, all around a fiver. For something a little more artisan, there’s also a nice looking cheese board available for under a fiver with some Gubbeen cheese included.
Also landing on the menu (edit: after a weekend on the beer in Germany, this was a most welcome sight) are Tayto cheese and onion crisps and a Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, the former coming in around €1.50 a bag.
Update 19 November
Having had a chance to go over the menu and see some of the wares coming from the back of the plane (handy having a seat down that direction), it’s a pretty nice menu. It seems a little familiar in the offerings from previous Aer Lingus flights, albeit with some new options, some nicer photos and a softer price bracket for what you’re getting. The inflight crew are plugging away on the new menu, pushing Clodagh McKenna’s name which for both the airline, and herself, can only be a good thing.