The global airline joined in with the April Fools Day fun today, with a suspicious new announcement.

International airline Virgin Atlantic tried to pull a fast one this morning (April 1st), with the joke announcement that it was planning to grow its own vegetables and herbs at 50,000 feet.

The air carrier claimed that it would be running a trial service to introduce fresher food to its Upper Class passengers, with plans to roll out the service to all customers if successful.

Virgin Atlantic’s suspicious choice of launch date raised eyebrows among many travel experts, especially when it said it would be giving its cabin crew lessons from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Simon Soni, head of in-flight services at the airline, jokingly said: “It’s a logical next step for five-star air travel. With it being such a simple concept, the sky’s the limit!”

It was even claimed that the produce grown on board would reflect the culinary traditions of the destination, with Shitake mushrooms to be grown on flights to Japan.

Virgin Atlantic flies to 30 destinations worldwide, with routes including flights to Delhi, Sydney, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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