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Iberia unveils new inflight dining service

25 Nov 2020 by Hannah Brandler
Iberia new inflight dining

Iberia has revamped its inflight dining service, partnering with catering company Do & Co to offer a seasonal Mediterranean-inspired menu.

The airline has also introduced new tableware and linen on all US flights, and states that it will roll this out to its remaining destinations in due course.

Business Class

The airline will serve hot breakfasts on short- and medium-haul routes, comprising a choice of three omelettes, fresh croissants, seasonal fruit, and a superfood bowl of yoghurt with seeds and berries, plus coffee, tea and fruit juice. Passengers on longer flights will also receive a plate of Spanish cheese and cold cuts.

On flights within Spain or to/from Portugal after 1030, Iberia will provide a cold snack, a main dish and fresh fruit. Flights over 90 minutes will include a hot lunch or dinner, consisting of a salad to start, a main dish, and a dessert. Passengers on longer flights will again receive a plate of Spanish cheese as an appetiser.

Meanwhile, business class passengers on long-haul flights will be offered a meal comprising a cold starter followed by a choice of three hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), and a dessert.

Iberia’s menu of main dishes this month include: roast lamb with smoked roast peppers on a bed of pea and edamame mousseline; langoustines with homemade tomato and parmesan sauce served with grilled broccolini and rice; and spinach quiche with Manchegan cheese and a mild Romescu sauce.

Depending on the time of day and destination, passengers may also be served breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Economy class

Passengers in economy class will also get to experience the airline’s new dining service. Customers on medium-haul flights longer than four and a half hours will be offered a selection of healthy wraps and sweet treats with hot and cold drinks, while long-haul flights will feature the choice of two hot dishes, and a dessert – Do & Co’s flagship chocolate mousse will be showcased, for instance.

Breakfast or an afternoon snack will also be on offer towards the end of the flight, while longer flights will include tapas boxes, sandwiches, sweet or salty snacks, and water and juices.

Iberia Dali lounge

Iberia has also reopened the Dali lounge at its Terminal 4 hub in Madrid airport, implementing “rigorous” safety protocols amid the pandemic. Measures include barriers, separated traffic flows, enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes, the deployment of hand sanitiser dispensers, reduced seating capacity, and special zones for family ‘bubbles’ travelling together. Food will also be served in individual portions or containers.

The lounge will be open from 0630 until 2300 and will include two large ‘food islands’ with a rotation of hot dishes; four coffee and tea areas; showers with single-use amenities; a children’s area with a TV and video consoles; wifi; and USB ports for charging electronic devices.

iberia.com

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