EAN launches Wings In-Flight


Evergreen Apple Nigeria launches a dedicated executive in-flight catering service in Lagos, Nigeria

Wings In-FlightEvergreen Apple Nigeria (EAN)
has launched the first executive in-flight catering service at Lagos’ Murtala
Mohammed International
Airport. EAN Catering
Limited, already manages Wings restaurant on the penthouse floor of its FBO at Lagos. The service has
been developed in response to the increased business jet activity at the
airport and the growing demand from the private jet community for good quality
in-flight catering. In just two months the business has already developed a
growing international customer base with 14 different private jets already
ordering regularly. Clients include Vistajet, Avjet Corporation, Hangar 8 and

The new service enables
aircraft crew to place orders for fresh, top quality cuisine 24 hours a day, 7
days a week, directly at the airport. The dishes, which ideally should be
ordered 24 hours in advance, are prepared onsite in the Wings facility at the
parent company’s FBO, the EAN Hangar Jet Centre.

The in-flight catering menu
has been created by renowned chef Bilal Jamal Eddine who is the executive chef
of Wings Restaurant. Chef Bilal’s heritage includes heading kitchen teams in
leading restaurants in Romania,
South Africa and in Kazakhstan
where he worked for the Kazakhstan Catering Company providing catering services
for the demanding oil industry both on and off shore. Bilal joined EAN Catering
following three years working as executive chef and manager at one of the top
restaurants in Lagos, Nigeria.

Wings restaurant itself
offers four dining concepts – Continental, Sushi, Coffee shop and Bar – and the
in-flight menu mirrors these choices by providing everything from light
breakfasts through to three course meals.  The cosmopolitan selection
features a range of international cuisine from grilled meats and fish through
to Thai flavours, Italian dishes and Wings’ specialty, Sushi. Chef Bilal’s
international team will also create bespoke menus for passenger’s specific
tastes, requirements and dietary restrictions.

“The Nigerian business jet
market has seen considerable growth over the last few years and with the
increased number of flights the demand is greater for premium services. There
was a lack of choice for inflight catering as whilst business hotels produce
great food, they don’t necessarily have the experience of the airside logistics
that EAN can offer. Consequently we decided to make a considerable investment
into Wings restaurant and have used that as the launch platform for Wings
in-flight catering,” says Chef Bilal about the new service.

“We are aiming to provide
superior food at competitive pricing as we recognise that superior catering
makes such a difference to a passenger’s in-flight experience,” Bilal