KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Amsterdam) has announced it will offer soup on board its aircraft. The airline issued this statement:
The vegetarian soup will be offered as an alternative option to the standard starter on the World Business Class menu. Soup will also be part of the selection in WBC Express Service. Research has shown that passengers appreciate a choice of starters. In tests on board where soup was served as an alternative to the standard first course, the passengers appreciated the standard starter more than in flights that offered no choice. KLM will work to the best of its ability to use seasonal products, and will begin with yellow pepper soup which will be prepared fresh daily. KLM will serve meals by Sergio Herman in World Business Class until the end of September. For years, now, KLM has been offering meals in World Business Class created by a variety of leading Dutch chefs including Richard Ekkebus, Jonnie Boer, Onno Kokmeijer, Mario Ridder, and Peter Goossens from Belgium.