Taipei-based China Airlines (CAL) says it is now serving hot meals on flights departing or arriving in Taipei that have a duration of at least three hours.
The carrier says it is adopting a policy of “single tray, single main course, no table cloth and no beverage menu” for all cabin classes. All cutlery are single-use disposable products.
Passengers on these flights will get the airlines “one tray hot meal” where the main course is “usually chicken”, says the airline. However, the carrier says it is expecting to introduce pork, beef, seafood and vegetarian options for business class passengers on flights departing from Taipei in August.
Basic beverage services (such as beer or fruit juice) will also be available on demand “when appropriate”. The welcome beverage for business class passenger on these flights will be switched from the “existing juice served in glasses” to bottled “all-natural high pressure processing fruit and vegetable juice”, said the carrier.
For flights that have a duration of three hours or less, the carrier says its “sandwich box” meal will continue to be provided. The carrier will also continue to provide only bottled water on return flights on all China and Hong Kong routes, it said.