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KUALA LUMPUR: Low-cost carrier AirAsia has plans to open a restaurant named “Santan” that will serve meals based on its in-flight menu of the same name, the airline’s boss has said.

AirAsia Group CEO, Tony Fernandes, was speaking on Larry King Live, though he didn’t specify a timeline or location for the restaurant.

“I think our food is fantastic. We believe in it so much we’re going to start a fast-food restaurant out of it,” said Fernandes.

Santan, named after coconut milk, is the airline’s in-flight menu and offers “a wide selection of Asean, international and vegetarian options”, according to AirAsia’s website. Meals are available to pre-book up to 24 hours prior to scheduled flight times, but do not come included in the price of the ticket.

mong the dishes served as part of the Santan menu are nasi lemak, chicken teriyaki with rice, butter chicken with rice, and mapo tofu with rice, among others.