Air China Serves Up Beijing Duck Onboard

Dec 31, 2013, 04:40 ET from Air China

BEIJING, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air China has started working with Quanjude, the supplier of China's famous Beijing Duck, to offer Beijing Duck in the First Class on its routes to Europe and the United States, making the authentic "Chinese flavor" available high up in the air.

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The onboard "Beijing Duck" represents Air China's another attempt to innovate in-flight menus after the carrier has introduced dozens of classic Chinese and western dishes like Crab Meat Dumplings and Steak with Mushrooms in Cream on its long-haul routes to Europe and the United States. In order to make sure that authentic Beijing Duck can be presented to passengers, Air China and Quanjude have studied together for several months on how to roast duck with in-flight equipment. Now, the two companies have worked out a practical and reliable cooking method and a Beijing Duck-specific menu, which not only pleases palates, but also educates diners on Beijing Duck's historic origins.

Air China sent its flight attendants to Quanjude to make them more Beijing-Duck savvy. They learned about Quanjude's history, watched the whole process of Duck preparation, and learned the way the Duck is served.

Air China is committed to improving service quality and aims to become a world-class airline. Onboard meal is an important measurement of service quality. Air China will continue to introduce more innovative services and products to create a more pleasant experience for passengers.

SOURCE Air China