Mince pie in the sky tastes so much tastier

Updated: Mar 22



Apollo Air Services has introduced mince pies to its flights this Christmas after research suggests that it could be one of the best in-flight snacks due to its spicy and intense flavours.


It is suggested that once in the air, salt is 20%-30% less intense and sugar 15%-20% less due to high altitudes.


However, fruity aromas, acids and spicy and intense flavours are far more stable with Apollo finding the optimum altitude to enjoy the UK’s much loved treat is 3,800 feet for the best tasting mince pies.


To celebrate the mighty mince pie, Apollo Air Services has launched a “Mince Pie In The Sky” flight package for those wanting to beat the Christmas traffic and get home (or to a chosen festive location) in style and safety. The package is customisable to the passenger’s chosen take off and drop off locations and involves a number of Yuletide additions, including a Christmas hamper filled with mince pies and mulled wine, decorations in the cabin and (optional) Christmas songs on the sound system, for a fun and festive flight, whilst soaring over the holiday traffic.


Those wanting to treat their loved ones can purchase a gift voucher for the “Mince Pie In the Sky” experience, a 30-minute festive flight over a chosen location, complete with mince pies and mulled wine onboard.

Steve Graham, of Apollo Air Services, said: “Mince Pies are firm favourite over the Christmas season and we thought it would be great fun to find out the altitude where they taste the best.


"Mince pies aside, we are able to offer our clients a safe and reliable way to travel to their loved ones this holiday season. This year, more than ever, it is important to make the most of time spent with family and friends, as well making sure you are keeping yourself and loved ones safe.


"By adding some Christmas touches to our aircraft like a hamper, decorations and Christmas music, we hope to bring a bit of fun and Christmas cheer to our passengers after what has been a difficult year for many."


Apollo Air Services’ “Flying Home for Christmas” package is available for flights across the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe, and is customised to passengers’ preferred take-off and landing location. The package includes a flight on a festively decked out Agusta Westland 109 to chosen destination and a Christmas hamper (including mulled wine and mince pies). Price is customised to flight take-off/drop-off locations, call 01228 573004 for a quote.

“Pie in the Sky”: To gift the ultimate mince pie to a loved one this Christmas, Apollo Air Services has introduced gift vouchers for a 30-minute flight with a mince pie and glass of mulled wine. The package includes a 30-minute flight on a festively decked out Agusta Westland 109 and a Christmas hamper (including mulled wine and mince pies). Price is customised to flight take-off/drop-off locations, call 01228 573004 for a quote.