The Jakarta Post
The new HokBen menu can be enjoyed by passengers in economy class. (Shutterstock.com/e X p o s e)
Japanese-inspired fast food franchise HokBen can be enjoyed on several domestic flights by national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia from Dec. 5 until Jan. 30 next year, the airline has announced.
Garuda president director I Gusti Ngurah Ashkara “Ari” Danadiputra said the collaboration aimed to provide a new experience to passengers.
HokBen is the first fast food served by the airline.
"As for this initial stage, Garuda Indonesia and HokBen agreed on a commitment to provide new in-flight menus that will reach more than 29,000 meals served on 11 flight routes every Wednesday and Saturday," Ari said in a statement released on Thursday.
The special meals will be available on 11 flight routes departing from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang to Aceh, Batam, Padang, Banjarmasin, Pontianak, Denpasar, Balikpapan, Medan, Makassar, Manado and Lombok.
The menu is only served during lunch, with flight departure hours between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
HokBen offers a choice of chicken and beef, namely egg chicken roll, beef teriyaki or chicken steak.
Each dish includes HokBen’s signature pickled vegetables and mayonnaise, as well as pudding for dessert. Children will also be given toys.
The new HokBen menu can be enjoyed by passengers in economy class.
All food from HokBen has gone through quality standardization, including adhering to delivery mechanism standards and distribution to security to suit the quality of food served on the aircraft in collaboration with Aerofood ACS.
Ari added that the airline was also trying to develop collaboration with other restaurants to enrich the menu on Garuda flights. (liz/kes)