Norwegian have released some interesting data that shows an increase in demand for vegan inflight meals.
It could indicate that more people are switching to veganism overall.
There’s some rather amusing insights in the data they’ve shared:
- 78% more vegan meals served on flights to California than flights to Florida
- 25% less vegan meals served on the Buenos Aires route
- 23 thousand vegan meals served in 2018 on their route out of London
They also note that the numbers are up.
Elena Orde at The Vegan Society said: “We’re very pleased to see Norwegian providing vegan options on-board their flights at a time when veganism is growing so much.
“Not only is this great in terms of inclusivity, but vegan food generally has a lower environmental impact and can help airlines to meet their carbon saving targets.
“It is not uncommon for us to hear stories from vegans who had poor experiences on flights, being left only with snacks such as peanuts or crisps.
“We would love to see airlines really embrace the variety and creativity that is possible with vegan food, and to create options that are suitable for vegans but appeal to everyone.”
It’d be interesting to see data from other airlines to compare.