Sep 16 2010
Most British Airways in-flight meals could soon be halal (Islam-approved). Screw what the infidels want.
UK DAILY MAILThe company behind airline food on some of the world’s major airlines has announced plans to make the majority of its meals halal.GateGourmet, which caters for all long-haul British Airways flights from Heathrow, wants to standardise production to drive down costs and boost profits.
The caterer has been tempted into the switch by lucrative business available from Middle Eastern and Asian airlines.
Most carriers currently offer a halal option, but these meals need to be prepared, stored and transported separately in order to comply with Muslim dietary rules – making them more expensive.
Removing halal meals from the menu is not an option for a company serving airlines across the globe, but managers at the Swiss-based catering giant believe it makes financial sense to ensure most meals meet with the strict Islamic rules.
‘My aim is to make our large hub operations halal compliant,’ said Guy Dubois, GateGroup.
Are Canadian airline passengers next to have Halal forced down their throats?
Sept. 15, 2010 – gategroup and Cara Operations Limited (“Cara”) announced today that they have reached an agreement for gategroup to acquire Cara Airline Solutions, Canada’s premier airline catering and logistics provider. When completed, the transaction immediately will establish gategroup’s core brand Gate Gourmet as a major player in the Canadian airline services market, where it currently does not have a presence.
Cara Airline Solutions serves over 55 Canadian and international airline and rail customers. Cara Airline Solutions’ key customers include Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz, British Airways, Air France, Air China, Jet Airways, China Airlines, and VIA Rail Canada, Canada’s national passenger rail service. Gate Group H/T Canadian Kuffars
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