Food service on domestic airlines has drastically changed in recent years.
Nearly 3 million passengers fly every day in the U.S. Post pandemic, airlines have seen an increase in passengers buying up to premium seats – putting pressure on airlines to offer better food options and more of them.
American Airlines just built this 214,000 square foot facility at Dallas-Fort Worth International airport. It prepares up to 15,000 meals a day, with the help of robots, for more than 800 flights daily. The new kitchen features more automation to keep up with demand and to minimize catering delays as the number of people traveling breaks new records and globally demand is expected to double by 2040.
00:00 — Introduction
01:54 — Evolution of airplane food
04:05 — American Airlines kitchen
07:07 — The future
Produced, shot and edited by: Erin Black
Supervising Producer: Jeniece Pettitt
Editorial Support: Leslie Josephs
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How American Airlines Makes 15,000 Meals A Day