Synergy Aviation becomes first private air charter company to offer ” porridge in a pot ” to passengers
November 8, 2010
Private aircraft charter company Synergy Aviation,based at Fairoaks Airport, Surrey, UK will be warming up passengers this autumn and winter with the addition of gourmet porridge to its breakfast menu. Synergy will be the first business aviation company to offer passengers organic porridge sourced from innovative food company, Grasshopper.
The award-winning porridge, which is currently available in four flavours, Plain, Cinnamon & Raisin, Coconut & Date and perennial favourite Chocolate, is served in a heat resistant, recyclable one-portion pot. All that’s required for preparation is hot water and a spoon, making this ideal for Synergy’s fleet consisting predominantly of Cessna Citation jets and Beechcraft King Air turboprops. Clients can make their selection when they board, and once take off is complete the porridge is served.
“Clients travelling on chilly winter mornings can now enjoy a filling and warming breakfast to stave off the hunger pangs until lunchtime,” says Synergy Managing Director Captain Glen Heavens, “We selected the Grasshopper brand as it provides a tasty and convenient way of serving hot breakfasts on our aircraft. It’s quick and easy to prepare and as the packaging is compact, we can easily store it on board,” Glen continued. The porridge will be available on all flights enabling passengers to enjoy a warm snack at any time of day. This is the first of a number of planned changes to the catering on Synergy. This is part of Synergy’s continuous catering enhancement scheme and follows the introduction of Synergy’s unique VIP in-flight catering boxes.
Grasshopper is an original, young brand focused on providing porridge in a pot. It has become instantly popular with water-sports enthusiasts, festival goers and increasingly with business travellers. In March this year Grasshopper won a Mercury Award from the International Travel Catering Association for best onboard food within the travel industry.
Privately-owned Synergy Aviation, established five years ago by Glen Heavens, operates a range of business aircraft across Europe including Cessna Citation jets and Beech King Air turboprops. The company also runs a flying school – the Fairoaks Flight Centre based at Fairoaks Airport in Chobham Surrey, very close to junction 11 of the M25 Synergy’s operates it charter business from the following airports – London Biggin Hill, London Luton and Fairoaks, Chobham.