PETALING JAYA - If you have enjoyed satay and chicken rice on a flight, there are more local dishes to savour now.
Malindo Air is serving nasi kandar, spicy chicken and mutton curry, chicken kurma and achar on board its flights - a first for an airline - prepared specially by the popular Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar restaurant chain.
The nasi kandar meals are free in Business Class and priced at RM12 (S$4.70) each for economy class passengers.
"Travellers do not really like airline food so we decided to source for something different and since we introduced the nasi kandar meals last month, it has become the top selling meal on all our jet flights,'' said Malindo chief executive officer Chandran Rama Muthy.
Original Penang Kayu Nasi Kandar managing director Burhan Mohamed said this was the chain's first such arrangement with a commercial airline.
"We have been catering nasi kandar meals for VVIPs on private jets,'' he said during a flight to Langkawi.