Lufthansa Group introduces new sustainable packaging concept: Lufthansa Onboard Delights & Swiss Saveurs

  • Joint cooperation project of Lufthansa & Swiss: Lufthansa Onboard Delights, Swiss Saveurs
  • Sustainable material for the complete set of packaging
  • New packaging for short and medium-haul routes service
Lufthansa Onboard Delights

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 27 May, 2021 – SPIRIANT, the leading supplier of airline equipment, is proud to introduce a new and truly sustainable onboard packaging concept for Lufthansa and Swiss short and medium-haul services.

All components of the ‘Onboard Delights’ concept are based on sustainable resources and are either compostable or recyclable. The meal boxes and sandwich bags are made from PaperWise, a certified and innovative material, which is derived from 100% agricultural residual material and therefore CO2 neutral. Even for smaller items such as the labels, sustainable alternatives have been defined including FSC certified and grass paper (LH/Swiss).
The thin inner coating applied to the bowls is made from PLA, a plant-derived polymer that is compostable.
The new compostable cutlery is made from bamboo. This fast-growing product offers 4x higher CO2 absorption than wood and is naturally antibacterial.

Besides the choice of material, the concept is multifunctional and multipurpose with the components of the onboard delights series being used for the breakfast, sandwich, coffee- and fruit services. Different labels individualize the packaging and assign it to the corresponding service.
The fruit service is something new within the Lufthansa service. Fruits will be offered in a cotton net which the passenger can take home after the flight. It is designed for a second sustainable use after the flight, e.g. as veggie bag.

“This innovative packaging concept represents a building block of the new Lufthansa buy on board customer experience of fresh, sustainable and high-quality catering. It is all about transferring known and highly valued ingredients, dishes and tastes into an appealing food and dining experience on board. And sustainable packaging is an important part of this experience. Collaborations with well-known high-street brands like Dallmayr, dean&david and Sprüngli are an essential part of this new concept and support our aim to address different customer preferences. Thanks to their high reputation, the highest level of quality that our customers know and appreciate from their daily lives is transferred into our new onboard service.” says Björn Bosler, Project Manager Onboard Delights Lufthansa Group.

“The basis for this new product range for both brands is a profound understanding of materials, their functionality and their properties when it comes to sustainability. Utilizing our extensive market knowledge and expertise, co-creation workshops with participants from both airlines were an essential part of the development process of this new range of products. As with most sustainable products, the best possible solution for the Lufthansa group is the result of a detailed analysis of all aspects of the product life cycle, from raw material, production, and usage to composting or recycling. We are proud and excited to support Lufthansa Group with another key project driving their customer experience to the next level,” says Florian von Oertzen, SPIRIANT.

This new concept will re-define the short and medium-haul onboard service and support Lufthansa and Swiss on their sustainability goals.

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About gategroup
gategroup is the global leader in airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services. gategroup provides passengers with superior culinary and retail experiences, leveraging innovation and advanced technology solutions. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, gategroup delivers operational excellence through the most extensive catering network in the aviation industry, serving more than 700 million passengers annually from over 200 operating units in over 60 countries/territories across all continents. In 2019, gategroup reached CHF 4.9 billion in revenues generated by approximately 43,000 employees worldwide. For further information, please visit

SPIRIANT, a gategroup subsidiary, is a renowned provider of inflight equipment solutions for airlines worldwide, ranging from design to logistics. Its portfolio ranges from comfort items, amenity kits and crew and service items to tableware and meal packaging for all classes. Our international team of around 250 employees generated revenues exceeding 200 million euros in 2019.
Its in-house design studio and global network of experts have won a number of international awards, including the red dot design award best of the best, iF product design award, observeur du design and the TravelPlus Airline Amenity Bag Awards.

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