Alitalia awarded as best airline in the world for the quality of the inflight meals.
December 2, 2010 - Alitalia has received the award for "Best Airline
Cuisine" as the best airline in the world for the quality of meals
served on board. The award was
conferred by the American monthly magazine Global Traveler for 7 years
that promotes, in collaboration with the accounting firm Citrin
Cooperman, a research excellence in the travel and tourism.
were over 25,000 frequent flyers who participated in the research "GT
Tested Awards 2010 Reader Survey, sponsored by Global Traveler
award recognizes the efforts in the renewal of the Alitalia flight
service and catering in Magnifica Class - Business Class on long-haul
flights - which began last year. This
project involves the development of the culinary excellence of our
country on board an Alitalia aircraft, from the menu offered in
Magnifica class that allow you to taste the best traditional Italian
regional cuisine with materials to provide the service on board
(cutlery glassware, pottery, blankets and pillows) produced by large companies of the Made in Italy.
offering menus from Abruzzo, Veneto, Tuscany, Lazio and Puglia, in
recent weeks have served on board new menus that include regional
dishes and wines of Sicily (in flights from Italy to other countries)
and Marche (for flights to Italy from
abroad) including, for example, "Rolled swordfish with capers from
Pantelleria IGP", the "Pizza Cheese", the "Verdicchio dei Castelli di
Jesi and the "Feotto Jato.
is a recognition that we are particularly proud and which comes from
the band's most demanding market - says Andrea Stolfa, Marketing
Director, Network & Revenue Management Alitalia -. With
regional cuisine and products of major Italian brands, our premium
customers on board the excellence of Made in Italy and the typical
Italian style appreciated throughout the World. "
"Congratulations to Alitalia. I
have always believed that the cuisine of Alitalia was one of the finest
and have always been friends and colleagues agree with me - said
Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO of Global Traveler -. In
2010 we added to research the new category of "Airline with the best
food," giving our readers the opportunity to give this well-deserved
title for Alitalia. It 'refreshing to read that our readers have shared the same positive opinion of journalists and staff of Global Traveler. "
project to bring on board aircraft and food and wine products made in
Italy is the basis also of the relaunch of the class "Ottima", Alitalia's
business class on flights of medium range which now offers local
products of high quality Italian cuisine . The same project will be progressively extended to the "Classic", the Economy Class on Alitalia's long-haul flights.