Taste7.5
Quality7.6
Appearance8.5
Quantity7.4
Originality6.8
7.6Overall Score

You may not have heard of tiny airline based Ponta Delgada, however they fly from there across to a number of destinations in North America, Europe and Africa.

They have a fleet of 7 aircraft and offer business and economy class service, I booked a return flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada in business class in order to check out what this airline offers inflight to premium passengers.

 

 

LISBON TO PONTA DELGADA

It was a lunch time service from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada and the flight time was around 2 hours. Firstly the airline offered a drink service and served a small bag of Azorean snacks.

azores airlines inflight snackAfter the drinks service lunch was served which consisted of Chicken served with beans and courgette. It was served on a well presented tray along with a bread roll and a muffin.

azores airlines business class mealI didn’t really like the meal at all, I felt it was quite bland and lacked some quality and taste.

PONTA DELGADA TO LISBON

Prior to the flight departure I decided to check out the airlines lounge, which was quite a nice space and very quiet indeed. There was no fresh food available, however quite a good range of drinks and packaged snacks to choose from.

It was an early morning departure from Ponta Delgada and I flew on the airlines A330 service to Lisbon, which I was quite excited about. I wasn’t too sure what they would served inflight, and tried to keep an open mind about things.

There’s that muffin again! At least there’s some fresh fruit this time too. I usually don’t drink tea or coffee inflight and try to stick to water, they offer the Pedras Salgadas range which is from the North East region of Portugal. The main meal was an omelette with cheese and mushroom, it was quite bland again and rather rubbery, but slightly better than the previous meal that I ate with them.

Generally the inflight service was quite good, the crew spoke great English and they worked efficiently. It wasn’t an amazing inflight service experience, but certainly not horrible either.

The meals could do with a bit of an upgrade however on the plus side the offering was quite good considering the short flight time.

About The Author

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Nik travels over 180,000km each year in search of the latest inflight meal options that are gracing the skies. He trains airline staff on inflight technology, sales training, teaches staff to serve, sell and generally make the inflight experience better for all of us! He's also a freelance writer covering inflight meal trends and has written for CNN and has a regular column in leading industry magazines.