Qatar Airways is making a number of enhancements to its inflight economy dining experience, including larger meal portions and a wider range of mid-flight snacks.
The newly branded “Quisine” service is being introduced across the airline’s network, starting with Brussels, Cardiff, Gothenburg, Moscow and St Petersburg.
Passengers on long-haul routes will get redesigned menu cards, including a service timeline, and on flights of five hours or longer customers will be offered pre-dinner sparkling wine and cocktail snacks.
As previously reported by Business Traveller, food portions are also being increased by between 25 and 50 per cent, and meals will now include individually wrapped artisanal bread and bottles of water.
There will also be a wider range of mid-flight snacks available, including Himalayan Salted Caramel popcorn from gourmet brand 4700BC.
Commenting on the news Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, said:
“These latest on-board dining enhancements will undoubtedly provide our passengers with an even higher level of satisfaction and luxury. We have carefully crafted our new Economy Class experience to offer a proposition that ensures our passengers’ journeys are best in class.
“In addition to our products, which showcase a new retail style of tableware, we have also focused on the reduction of single use plastics with the introduction of more sustainable products.
“Working with local companies, in addition to esteemed suppliers such as Godiva Chocolatier and 4700BC Popcorn, ensures that we are offering our passengers a premium service in Economy Class.”
Rival Gulf carrier Etihad also launched its revamped economy dining service today, with larger portions, new tableware and “85 per cent lighter” cutlery.