United Airlines is adding more plant-based menu items

Source: CNBC 

United Airlines has announced next steps for its growth strategy, including offering vegan in-flight dining options.

United distributes 55 million meals a year and manages more than 2,500 catering employees, along with an additional 6,000 within their catering partners.

United is offering meal selections designed to meet the demands of consumers whose preferences are shifting toward a diet that’s healthier and made with higher-quality ingredients. Although the airline started introducing healthier options this year, with gluten-free alternatives, the carrier is now focusing heavily on plant-based options, said United Airlines’ Executive Chef Gerry Gulli.