British Airways has announced a multi-million pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu.
The new menus which arrive from January 17, will provide more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight. The menus will be changed every six months.
Passengers on the shorter daylight long-haul flights to destinations such as New York and Dubai, will also receive a sandwich such as egg and cress with a chocolate or Nutri-Grain bar.
Those on longer daylight flights to destinations such as Cape Town and Hong Kong will receive a hot meal, such as a pizza wrap or a regional option, with a pot of pasta, a chocolate brownie and a drink as well as a smokehouse BBQ crunch Graze movie-snack box. A hot English breakfast will also be served on these longer flights that operate overnight.
Customers on daylight flights from London will be offered a range of Magnum ice-creams, while those on night flights will be offered a tuck-box with options such as Dairy Milk Buttons, Twix, Kit-Kats and Mini Cheddars, which will also be available in the galley for them to help themselves to.
The airline is also serving regional main meal options such as chicken in spicy cheng du sauce on flights to and from Far East and channa dal, acchari veg and dal palak on flights to and from India.
On flights to the Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia,) customers can enjoy chicken in spicy Arabic sauce.
Regional breakfasts will also be served including Chicken Congee for Far Eastern routes and an Indian option featuring: Idli Shanna, Sambhar, upma and dosa.
Previously customers travelling in the cabin were served a complimentary snack, a three-course-meal or a light meal as well as a complimentary bar service of hot and cold drinks.
Meal options for customers with special dietary requirements will continue to be available to book on ba.com/managemybooking more than 24 hours ahead of their flight departing.
British Airways is investing £4.5 billion over the next five years, covering the installation of WiFi, power in every seat, and fitting 128 long-haul aircraft with new interiors.