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Garuda outfits FC/BC with WESSCO kits Textures and motifs from the tropical location and traditions of the island nation it calls home can be found in the new First and Business Class amenity kits for Garuda Indonesia, designed and supplied by WESSCO International. The inner lining for the First and Business Class kits is a reinterpretation of the Indonesian “tenun” or woven cloth common design in Indonesia. The First Class bag is made of canvas with an outer drawstring pouch, giving the kit potential for use after the flight The kit has a toothbrush and Colgate toothpaste and a lip balm stick. It is also packed with Hermès Eau d’Orange Verte perfumed body lotion, soothing face balm, and romance card. The product has a unique scent inspired by undergrowth moist with morning dew. The Hermès cosmetic arrangement comes in a cloud-white pouch with flat drawstrings. For the Business Class offering, Garuda chose a selection of Clarins products that include Moisture Rich Body Lotion, Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm, HydraQuench Cream, and Invigorating Fragrance. The bag also includes a hairbrush, earplugs, eyeshades, slippers, a toothbrush and Colgate toothpaste. The kit is a versatile linen and microfiber bag with Indonesian motifs Garuda also worked with WESSCO on the Economy Class Kits. The kits are adorned with Batik motifs representing palm fruit, water and light, and magic attributes with symbolism of humankind and the universe. It contains eyeshades, socks and earplugs.
Clarins products are part of their Business Class kits on Garuda Indonesia
FlyFit offers chocolaty health to SQ passengers The team at FlyFit announced in March the company’s 70% cacao chocolates are now in two flavors and now supplied to Singapore in Airlines First Class and Business Class. Among the new chocolate offerings by FlyFit are a 70% dark chocolate and a 70% dark chocolate infused with pomegranate flakes. Both are offered in servings of 7.5 grams. The products are made from the seed of the cocoa tree, which the company says is one of the best sources of antioxidants in the world. 12 | PAX INTERNATIONAL | MARCH/APRIL 2017
Flying Food Group adds customers at JFK, IAD Flying Food Group now Flying Food caters Emirates and XiaGroup now caters five men Airlines out of two customers at Washington East Coast gateways, the Dulles caterer in early March. Emirates has chosen Flying Food Group IAD to cater its existing route of daily flights between Washington Dulles and Dubai. Emirates switched to FFG at IAD March 1 said Nicolas Rondeau, FFG Executive Vice President, Airline Sales. The company’s unit at IAD is 48,000 square feet and within five miles of Dulles International Airport. The facility debuted in December 2015 servicing launch customer Virgin Atlantic. FFG IAD customers now include: Emirates – daily flights, Washington Dulles to Dubai (March 2017); Royal Air Maroc - three flights weekly flights from Washington Dulles to Casablanca (September 2016); Ethiopian Airlines - seven flights weekly flights from Washington Dulles to Addis Ababa (September 2016); Lufthansa German Airlines - two flights daily flights, Washington Dulles to Frankfurt/Munich (January 2017); and Virgin Atlantic - daily flights Washington Dulles to London (December 2015). Xiamen Airlines has chosen Flying Food Group JFK to cater its new, three flights weekly route between New York JFK and Fuzhou, China. The inaugural 787 flight launched February 15. JFK is Xiamen’s second U.S. gateway. “FFG welcomes Xiamen at JFK,” said Rondeau. “We look forward to a long, productive partnership.” In other news Philippine Airlines presented Flying Food Group Honolulu with PAL’s Mubuhay Award Trophy as Best Airline Caterer, second runner up, in the Transpacific, Australia and Europe Region for 2015. Mubuhay award winners for 2015 were announced in 2016. Jaime Arturo L. Viola, PAL Senior Assistant Vice President Catering Operations, presented the trophy to Flying Food Vice President of Sales and Service Bob Sun and HNL Customer Service Manager Les Nakamura and their team late last month at FFG’s Honolulu kitchen.
FlyFit’s new Cocoa snacks have received “very positive” feedback since being introduced at the gate on Singapore Airlines