Air New Zealand Now Serving Bill Gates-Backed Impossible Burger

Source: CNBC

Famous chefs have said they’d never eat on a plane, and airline food in general has a bad reputation for not being healthy (or good).

But passengers may look forward to their meals on top rated airline, Air New Zealand. In July, the international airline partnered with Impossible Foods, which makes the Impossible Burger, to serve the plant-based burger on twice-daily Los Angeles to Auckland flights. It is the first airline in the world to serve the burger.

“We picked Air New Zealand, and they picked us, because we both stand for great customer service and quality,” David Lee, Impossible Burger chief operating officer and chief financial officer tells CNBC Make It.

Other airlines are making changes and improvements to on-board dining. In July, Alaska Airlines unveiled a menu with local ingredients “paired with West Coast staples” like a breakfast protein platter with Beecher’s Flagship Cheese and non-GMO turkey, and a West Coast Cobb Salad for lunch, available until November 15. Emirates is opening a $40-million indoor farm in Dubai to serve high-quality, herbicide-free and pesticide-free leafy greens daily and fresher on-board food.