March 31, 2023

LATAM Colombia has just lately resumed onboard meals providers for home flights, providing all passengers free candy or salty snacks and drinks of alternative. The resumption was made potential after the Colombian authorities lifted restrictions for onboard service, which was beforehand suspended because of the pandemic.

Home significance in Colombia

Whereas onboard meals service resumptions for home flights might sound insignificant, LATAM Colombia’s intensive home community proves in any other case with its rising numbers. Throughout the first six months of this yr, the airline ferried greater than 4.1 million passengers within the nationwide market, 76% greater than the two.3 million passengers transported in the identical interval in 2019.


Primarily based on passenger actions alone, LATAM Colombia is already the second-largest airline inside the nation and the fastest-growing inside the LATAM Group, with a development of at the very least 9% per 30 days. From Bogotá, the South American airline provides home flights to 16 cities and one other 9 cities from Medellín/Rionegro. LATAM Colombia additionally offers flights from Cali, and from Cartagena to San Andrés to wrap up the airline’s home schedule.

LATAM Colombia flies to 6 cities from Cali. Picture: Lukas Souza | Easy Flying

Snacks on the flight

With such an intensive home community, LATAM Colombia is greater than happy to turn out to be the primary airline to reintroduce meals providers to reinforce the flight expertise for its passengers additional. Camilo Prieto, Industrial Supervisor of LATAM Airways Colombia, mentioned:

“Since August, the onboard meals service has been accessible to all our passengers nationwide, on all LATAM flights. With this attribute, we proceed strengthening the service proposal we provide our prospects day by day to make their flight a memorable expertise.”

Passengers flying within the Economic system cabin shall be given a number of meals selections reminiscent of chips, cereal bars, or dried fruits. There’s additionally the selection of drinks starting from water, espresso, delicate drinks, and juices. Forward within the premium financial system cabin on company routes reminiscent of Bogotá-Medellín-Bogotá or Bogotá-Cali-Bogotá, passengers get the identical menu however with the addition of sandwiches and muffins.

The resumption of onboard meals providers signifies that although mask-wearing continues to be necessary, passengers are allowed to take away them when consuming or consuming. Picture: 
Maurice Becker by way of Wikimedia Commons

LATAM’s recycling initiative

Sadly, the reinstatement of onboard meals service throughout greater than 30 home routes does imply that LATAM Colombia shall be anticipating a rise within the month-to-month tonnage of generated waste after every leg of the flight. Roughly 300 kilograms of waste are produced per home flight, which incorporates meals waste.

In gentle of the losing drawback, LATAM Colombia is introducing the ‘Recycling Your Flight’ initiative, which goals to ensure the classification of trash on land for proper recycling use or disposal. The way it works is kind of easy: although exhausting, as at each airport the airline lands, there shall be an intensive evaluation of the waste classification and disposal course of. This ensures that each one the waste is managed accurately in every of the cities during which it operates and the place it landed.

As for airports or terminals and not using a correct waste administration system, LATAM Colombia will ship the waste by handing it over to the cargo division. The waste will then be appropriately disposed of in Bogotá when the plane lands at El Dorado Airport, the place at the very least 65% of the waste is re-used and 100% is appropriately managed.

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