Food vending machine for ready-made meals launched at Brisbane Airport


The airport has introduced a ready-made meals vending machine, while food & beverage outlets at the terminal remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brisbane Airport has partnered with leading ready-made meals provider snapfresh, part of the dnata catering portfolio, to deliver an innovative food retail solution. The solution, a ready-made meals vending machine, will be available to passengers travelling through the airport, while food & beverage outlets at the terminal remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The airport says that it currently operates 28 weekly international flights, and while there is demand for food and beverage, it is not enough for the in-terminal retailers to remain open.

Martin Ryan, Executive General Manager Commercial, Brisbane Airport Corporation, says the machine is a great addition to the International Terminal at a time when passenger numbers are down 98%. “Not only does it ensure there are additional food options available for travellers transiting through our airport, but our staff and employees within the airport can also access delicious readymade meal solutions.”

Hiranjan Aloysius, Catering Chief Executive Officer, dnata, added: “We are excited to be able to deliver our high-quality readymade meals created by world class Chefs, to consumers utilising industry leading technology. With six meal varieties on rotation, the machine dispenses a hot ready to eat meal in 70 seconds, or a cold meal to heat and eat later, almost simultaneously”.

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