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Introduced in 2017, the ‘From Farm to Plane’ concept seeks to promote environmental sustainability while supporting local farming communities, collaborating with AeroFarms, the world’s largest indoor vertical farm of its kind based in the United States. A customised blend of fresh produce is grown indoors using a proprietary aeroponic technology for SIA’s non-stop flights from New York (Newark Liberty International Airport) to Singapore. With the farm located less than eight kilometres from Newark Liberty International Airport, the produce used for in-flight meals on non-stop flights from New York to Singapore no longer needs to be transported over a long distance. This not only reduces indirect greenhouse gas emissions but also enables customers to enjoy fresher, high quality ingredients.
Back in Singapore, SIA work with their in-flight catering partner SATS Ltd to include more sustainable, locally sourced ingredients in dining offerings for flights departing Singapore. For instance, they source fish from a local farm that employs best practices in aquaculture and animal husbandry across its value chain and has been awarded the highest accreditation by Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP).