Emirates to offer festive treats to celebrate Chinese New Year

20 Jan 2020 by Jackie Chen
Emirates - Red velvet-lychee cake and mousse for CNY

Emirates will offer a selection of festive treats on its Dubai-Hong Kong flights and in its lounges in Hong Kong and Dubai on the occasion of this Chinese New Year.

From January 23 to 31, passengers travelling to Hong Kong from Dubai will enjoy a selection of festive sweet treats across all classes. First class and business class travellers will get a slice of red velvet and lychee cake, while economy class passengers will be served a red velvet and lychee mousse.

What’s more, from January 24 to 26, first class and business class passengers will also be able to choose from a selection of Chinese dishes at the Emirates lounge in Hong Kong International Airport prior to boarding, including steamed chicken with mushrooms and dried prawns, chicken green beans noodles with black sesame butter sauce and red bean coconut milk pudding.

Emirates - Traditional Chinese delicacies offered to passengers across cabins for CNY

Meanwhile, in Emirates’ lounges in Dubai, travellers will be able to choose from dishes such as poached dumplings with spring onions and black vinegar, Sixi meatballs cooked with sauce, pakchoy and baby carrot, and shredded Szechuan chicken salad. Dessert options will include red velvet and lychee cake and coconut mango tapioca treats.

In addition to dishes, Emirates will also add a selection of movies for Chinese New Year, including A Lifetime of Treasure, Kung Fu Hustle, and My Lucky Stars. In total, passengers can choose from up to 1,500 movies, nearly 80 of which are in Mandarin and Cantonese, as well as over 120 Chinese music channels on the airline’s in-flight entertainment system.

Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of a new year in the lunar calendar. This year, the first day of Chinese New Year falls on Saturday January 25.

To celebrate Chinese New Year, Finnair has unveiled a special edition amenity kit for business passengers.

Currently, Emirates operates 28 non-stop flights a week between Hong Kong and its hub Dubai.

The airline has also added a vegan choice to its main meal options in first and business class this month on select flights departing from Dubai.

Another Middle Eastern airline, Qatar Airways, has launched its new “Quisine” dining service for economy class passengers flying on its China flights.

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