Korean Air has made the decision to remove peanuts from its food offerings after the recent incident involving 2 teenagers who were taken off their flight from flight KE621 to Manila from Incheon Airport because of a peanut allergy.
Korean Air has taken this action to ensure the health and safety of passengers who are allergic to peanuts. As a first step, the airline has replaced its honey-roasted peanut products with other snacks, such as crackers.
In addition, within the next few weeks, Korean Air will remove food containing peanut ingredients from in-flight meals.
The airline is determined to provide a safe environment for all passengers and prevent any similar cases in the future.
“The decision to stop peanut products and peanut ingredients is the minimum safety measure for peanut-allergy passengers,” a Korean Air spokesperson said.
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Peanut allergies are emerging as a critical issue in the aviation industry, and a number of major global carriers have stopped offering in-flight peanut products.
More information and travel tips are available on Korean Air’s homepage for passengers with a peanut allergy.