All passengers travelling with Emirates from Dubai to seven destinations in Asia will get a mooncake after lunch or dinner from September 9 to 13.
The special catering service will be available on Emirates flights departing from Dubai to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. First class and business class passengers will get a Red Bean Mooncake, while economy class passengers will be served a Red Date Mooncake.
Eating mooncakes is one of the traditional ways of celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is held on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar when there’s a full moon at night, which signifies family reunion. This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 13.
Emirates now operates four daily non-stop flights from Dubai to Singapore, three daily non-stop flights to Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, two daily non-stop flights to Beijing and Shanghai, and one daily non-stop flight to Guangzhou and Taipei. The UAE flag carrier is using either an A380 or a Boeing 777 aircraft on these routes.
Last year, Emirates rolled out a Thanksgiving menu on its US routes and it also launched a special Oktoberfest menu for all cabin classes flying between its destinations in Germany and Hong Kong via Dubai in 2017 to celebrate the German beer festival.