Qatar Airways make some big changes to Economy’s in-flight dining

Aussies flying Economy class in Qatar can now expect to be eating a lot better, as the airline has moved to make substantial changes to their in-flight menu, which includes a 20 to 50 per cent increase in portions and a focus on fresh, local and seasonal produce.

The menu change, which was first announced back in April, has now taken effect and reflects an increasing awareness in the importance of sustainable items on flights, with an 80% increase in sustainable tray table items to comply with the ban on single-use plastics.

Passengers travelling to and from Australia on Qatar will receive redesigned menu cards with a service timeline on all long-haul and ultra-long-haul flights, ensuring passengers can plan their journey and meal times. The regular selection will include individually wrapped artisanal warm bread infused with olive oil, a special move snack selection with popcorn, chocolate and potato chips, and a program of kids’ favourites that was selected by 50 children from 15 nationalities in a study group conducted by the catering team.

A pre-dinner drinks option is now served on flights of more than five hours, with sparkling wine and cocktail snacks available prior to the main meal being served.

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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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