Qatar Airways introduces new dining concepts for economy passengers

1st May 2019 (Last Updated May 1st, 2019 12:25)

Qatar Airways is making various improvements to its inflight economy dining experience, including larger meal portions and a range of mid-flight movie snacks.

Qatar Airways is making various improvements to its in-flight economy dining experience, including larger meal portions and a range of mid-flight movie snacks.

A new economy class on-board experience branded Quisine has been revealed to further elevate customers’ dining experience when they travel with the airline.

The service is being introduced across the airline’s network, starting with to and from Brussels, Cardiff, Gothenburg, Moscow and St Petersburg.

Passengers on long-haul routes will get redesigned menu cards, including a service timeline. On flights of five hours or longer, customers will be offered pre-dinner drinks option with refreshments and cocktail snacks.

Food portions are also being increased by 25% and 50%, with meals featuring individually wrapped artisan warm infused bread and an individual bottle of water.

“We have carefully crafted our new Economy Class experience to offer a proposition that ensures our passengers’ journeys are best in class.”

A wider range of mid-flight movie snacks includes an array of cheese and crackers, chocolate bar, potato crisps and popcorn, with flavors such as Himalayan Salted Caramel and French Butter and Pink Salt provided by gourmet popcorn brand 4700BC.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “These latest on-board dining enhancements will undoubtedly provide our passengers with an even higher level of satisfaction and luxury. We have carefully crafted our new Economy Class experience to offer a proposition that ensures our passengers’ journeys are best in class.

“In addition to our products, which showcase a new retail style of tableware, we have also focused on the reduction of single-use plastics with the introduction of more sustainable products. Working with local companies, in addition to esteemed suppliers such as Godiva Chocolatier and 4700BC Popcorn, ensures that we are offering our passengers a premium service in Economy Class.”

Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of over 250 aircraft through its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide.