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Throughout January, Air France is offering new dishes in the La Premiere cabin created by Anne-Sophie Pic, a French chef with three Michelin stars.

During this period, a starter and five new main dishes, including rolled sole with creamy lemon chard ravioli, lightly grilled Scottish prawns and free-range Orleans poultry, can be enjoyed on flights departing from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

The airline has also appointed famous French designer Jean-Marie Massaud to design new tableware comprising more than 40 original pieces that will serve to compliment the food.

The mythical winged sea horse, the symbol of the Air France La Premiere brand, appears in a watermark on this unique service.

In addition, the La Premiere menu provides Sturia caviar and a choice of prestigious Champagnes, as well as desserts created by Lenotre.

The wine list is carefully selected by Paolo Basso, named the world’s best sommelier in 2013, in collaboration with Bettane & Desseauve, authors of the French Wine Guide.

Garuda joins elite club

Skytrax, the world’s leading airline review specialist, has awarded Garuda Indonesia a five-star rating, the highest quality ranking standard for a commercial airline.

Currently, there are only seven airlines to have received five stars from Skytrax.

“For the past several years, we have been striving persistently to provide a world-class traveling experience for our passengers and I believe that this accomplishment will serve as further inspiration for us to remain committed and improve even more. Furthermore, we take great pride in establishing our home country more firmly on the international stage by receiving this prestigious recognition,” said Garuda CEO Emirsyah Satar.

According to Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted, the rating was awarded in recognition of the major turnaround in quality standards across all classes, which reflects the hard work done by the airline.

The assessment also takes into account the scheduled expansion of Terminal 3 in Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta in 2015.

Bonus mile campaign

Cathay Pacific is holding a bonus miles campaign through February 2015 to promote their latest online feature which allows users to withhold payment up to 24 hours after making reservations.

Through next Feb. 28, customers who book a flight departing from Japan online at www.cathaypacific.co.jp can earn up to 2,000 bonus miles.

Members who reserve tickets from the Japanese website will receive 2,000 Asia miles for first- and business-class tickets, 1,500 Asia miles for premium economy-class tickets and 500 Asia miles for economy-class tickets.

This offer is applicable to flights marketed and operated by Cathay Pacific or Dragonair, originating in Tokyo (Narita/Haneda), Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Okinawa.

The travel must take place prior to Feb. 28, 2015.

In line with COVID-19 guidelines, the government is strongly requesting that residents and visitors exercise caution if they choose to visit bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.

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