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KLM to Enhance Economy Class with la Carte Meals

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KLM will soon offer Economy Class passengers the option of ordering la carte meals on intercontinental flights originating in Amsterdam.

This is an additional service alongside KLM's standard catering. Four different la carte meals are available for a fee on flights from 14 September 2011.

The la carte menu includes Healthy Japanese, a light Japanese meal; Bella Italia, featuring popular Italian dishes; an Indonesian rice table, featuring various traditional dishes and an exclusive vegetarian meal.

The prices for the la carte meal choice ranges from EUR 12 to EUR 15.

"KLM ran a successful trial with la carte catering over the past year on flights to eight destinations departing from Amsterdam," said Erik Varwijk, KLM Managing Director. "This is a further response to growing customer demand for customised services, offering more choice and more options for customers in determining their own flight experience. The greater range of menu options follows the introduction of a broader range of seat comfort options and a wider variety of inflight entertainment. Passengers can choose from four gourmet meal options and can order them prior to the flight."

Passengers can place their meal orders from 90 days up to 48 hours ahead of departure. KLM offers its la carte meal service to Economy Class passengers on intercontinental flights departing from Amsterdam to almost all destinations with the exception of Toronto, San Francisco, Tel Aviv and Cairo.

From next week, passengers booking a ticket online can place their order at the same time. Passengers who have already booked a ticket can already place their meal orders via "Manage My Booking" on KLM's website.

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