Most airlines use warm inflight snacks to supplement the main meal as a second service on longer flights. Packaging limited the food choices to dry bread-based items such as pizzas, filled puff pastries and wraps. While these types of food work for western passengers they don’t have the same appeal for Asians.
Global-C was asked by Qantas to develop an ovenable paper box that could hold Asian-style rice and noodle dishes. The challenge was twofold: 1. Make the box leak-proof as the menus would have sauces; and, 2. Make the box higher than normal airline oven limitations so it better resembled an Asian-style takeaway box.
Global-C designed the box to the Qantas specifications and the Asian noodle service was rolled out as second meal service in economy class on flights between Australia and Asia.
The Global C team designed a paperboard box that is oven-proof and higher than a normal airline meal box so it resembles the appearance of a noodle box. It is also leak-proof to accommodate the sauces that accompany the rice and noodle dishes.
The roll-out went smoothly and the box was used for a second menu refresh. The product has drawn interest from a number of carriers and was a winner in the Economy Snack category of the 2018 Onboard Hospitality Awards.
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