Passengers can now have Dunkin’ Donuts delivered on Transavia flights

Dutch low-cost carrier Transavia has partnered with Dunkin’ Donuts, offering passengers the chance to pre-order a selection of donuts, bagels and coffee, and have them delivered to their seat during the flight. The process is handled by Just Eat Takeaway and catering company iFLEAT.

Transavia was the first airline to partner with Just Eat Takeaway, launching an inflight delivery service in 2020. The collaboration offers passengers the ability to pre-order a variety of dishes including sushi, salads, chicken au Indian butter, potato fries, fresh fruit and yogurt, and now Dunkin’ Donuts. Meals are then prepared by iFLEAT and delivered to the aircraft.

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Pre-ordered items are delivered on board the aircraft in partnership with Just Eat Takeaway. Photo: Transavia

Just Eat Takeaway Business Development Manager – Travel & Dining, Rob Hogema commented,

“Dunkin’ Donuts is the latest product addition that enhances the inflight dining experience for passengers, a hugely popular treat that complements the Transavia restaurant menu beautifully. We are happy and privileged to collaborate with great brands like Dunkin’ Donuts and Transavia to bring global scoop and innovation to onboard hospitality.

How it works?

Passengers on Transavia flights can consult the airline’s pre-order menu up to one hour before their flight to place their order. The donuts are then delivered to the aircraft prior to departure and served in-flight by cabin crew.

The service is currently only available on the airline’s flights departing from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. It is not yet known whether the offer will be extended to include flights from Transavia’s other two bases in the Netherlands – Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport.

Transavia is a 100% subsidiary of KLM. Photo: Transavia

Dunkin’ Donuts, also known simply as Dunkin’, was founded in 1950 in the United States. Today, it’s one of the largest coffee and donut chains in the world, with approximately 12,900 locations in 42 countries.

Dunkin’ Netherlands and Belgium master franchisee Nabil Besali celebrated the partnership saying:

“We are very proud to now be able to take this new path to also be able to offer our Dunkin’ Donuts in the air in partnership with Transavia and Just Eat Takeaway.”

In-flight delivery – a growing trend

The partnership with Transavia is part of Just Eat Takeaway’s growth plans in the travel sector. The company already offers a wide range of products on board Transavia flights, and the menu should continue to expand in the future.

Transavia is one of many airlines worldwide to offer pre-order meals to passengers. Photo: Transavia

Many airlines now offer a food pre-order system, including United Airlines and Iberia. The trend grew throughout the pandemic as carriers looked for ways to reduce contact between cabin crew and passengers.

This decision also contributes to minimizing food waste – with this system, Transavia knows in advance which passengers have pre-ordered a meal, thus reducing the number of meals prepared and loaded on the plane but not consumed.

What do you think of Transavia’s decision to offer Dunkin’ Donuts to passengers on board its flights departing from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport? Share your thoughts by commenting below.

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