Vending machine for ready-made meals introduced at Brisbane Airport
With current passenger numbers unable to warrant the reopening of food and beverage retailers in the terminal, Brisbane Airport has installed ready-made meals in vending machines.
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the Australian and global aviation industry. From airlines, airports, airline service providers and in-terminal retailers, the effect has been felt across the board.
With approximately 28 weekly international flights scheduled at Brisbane Airport, there is demand for food and beverage – but not enough for the in-terminal retailers to remain open.
Martin Ryan, Executive General Manager Commercial, Brisbane Airport Corporation said the machine is a great addition to the International Terminal at a time where passenger numbers are down 98 per cent. “Not only does it ensure there are additional food options available for travellers transiting through our airport, but our staff and employees within the airport can also access delicious ready-made meal solutions.”
Hiranjan Aloysius, dnata catering Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are excited to be able to deliver our high-quality ready-made meals created by world class chefs, to consumers utilising industry leading technology. With six meal varieties on rotation, the machine dispenses a hot, ready-to-eat meal in 70 seconds, or a cold meal to heat and eat later, almost simultaneously”.