Emirates expects to serve half a million Christmas meals this month

7 Dec 2019 by Mark Caswell
Emirates business and first class Christmas meal

Emirates says it will have served 500,000 Christmas meals on its flights by the end of December, along with festive treats for younger passengers and premium customers.

The carrier will begin offering its Christmas menu from December 9, with the festive fare running until December 31.

The menu will be served on routes to Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Europe, the US, South Africa and the Philippines.

Economy passengers will be offered turkey slices with mashed potato, green peas, baby carrots and cranberry jus lié, followed by milk chocolate mousse topped with a festive chocolate button.

Meanwhile business and first class customers can opt for roasted turkey breast and apricot stuffing, roast potatoes with creamy brussels sprouts with turkey bacon and cranberry jus lié, followed by a Santa inspired chocolate cake or a chocolate gingerbread cake.

Mince pies and cocktails will be served in the Emirates A380 onboard lounges

Premium travellers on Emirates’ A380 routes will also be able to visit the onboard lounge to sample treats including Santa’s Spiced Amarula cocktails, mince pies, gingerbread snowman cookies and cranberry, coconut and white chocolate truffles.

In first class the goodie basket will be given a festive twist to include Butlers chocolate and orange bars, gingerbread popcorn, Lakrids salted caramel liquorice and chocolate, and roast turkey and stuffing flavoured crisps.

Finally younger economy passengers will get a chocolate snowman cookie with their lunch or dinner, and children in first class will be offered hot chocolate with marshmallows and star-shaped cookies.

The Emirates Christmas meal for younger travellers

All of Emirates’ 41 lounges will also serve Christmas dishes between December 15 and 31, including roast turkey and stollen cake.

In addition the carrier’s seven lounges at Dubai International will offer a selection of special ice cream flavours including gingerbread and coconut caramel flavours.

The airline says it will also add a range of Christmas classics to its IFE systems, including The Polar Express, Elf, Home Alone, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and It’s a Wonderful Life.

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