British Airways has made a number of changes to the in-flight service on its routes to and from China and Hong Kong.

Dark blue slippers have been introduced for World Traveller Plus and Club World passengers, and all customers now have the option of Twining’s green tea, “giving a nod to the infamous tea culture that both China and Britain share”.

The carrier has also introduced bilingual menu cards, along with the option of chopsticks or cutlery when dining.

Commenting on the changes Richard Tams, executive vice president China, said:

“We understand how important it is for our customers to feel comfortable when flying with us. Following customer feedback we have added a number of extra touches to our flights to and from China. These include slippers, green tea and chopsticks, which we hope will add value and create a more culturally authentic experience for Chinese customers when they choose to fly with us.”

BA said that during January customers travelling to China and Hong Kong can expect dishes including stir fried Kung Pao chicken or pork Wonton soup with pak choi and noodles.