United Airlines 'Focusing Heavily' On Plant-Based Options

The major airline aims to keep up with 'evolving food trends'
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The airline is overhauling its menu to focus on vegan in-flight dining (Photo: United Airlines)

The airline is overhauling its menu to focus on vegan in-flight dining (Photo: United Airlines)

Travel company United Airlines says it is 'focusing heavily' on plant-based options in a bid to keep up with 'evolving food trends'. 

The organization, who stopped selling SeaWorld tickets earlier this summer over animal-welfare issues, released 'healthier options' earlier this year - but is now overhauling its menu to focus on vegan in-flight dining. 

According to CNBC, Executive Chef Gerry Gulli revealed some of the plant-based dishes that will roll out in 2020 - including red beet hummus with roasted vegetables, roasted curry cauliflower with whipped hummus and pomegranate, and vegan stuffed grape leaf with dolma infused yogurt.

Vegan in-flight dining 

Earlier this year, major airline Jet2.com launched two new vegan dishes in response to the growing demand for plant-based food. 

The organization rolled out an All-Day Vegan Breakfast, featuring vegan sausage, rosti potatoes, and sautéed mushrooms in tomato sauce, and a Vegan Moroccan Vegetable Tagine served with couscous.

"Customer feedback shows that there is strong demand for vegan options, so we are delighted to be introducing these two delicious meals, giving customers more choice on our award-winning airline," Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said in a statement.

"We are always looking at ways in which we can develop our offering and VIP customer experience, and we are sure that these new pre-ordered meals will be just as popular as the exciting in-flight menu changes that we have already announced this year."