Qatar Airways this week announces a range of vegan dishes for Business Class passengers flying from the airline’s Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, and on selected flights into Doha. It joins Jetstar, Cathay Pacific (serving Omnipork), Etihad, British Airways and American Airlines which already cater for vegans.
The airline flies to around 150 destinations, though has been prohibited from flying over Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and United Arab Emirates airspace over governmental disputes between said countries and the state of Qatar, since 2017.
The new menu includes smoked moutabel, spiral courgettes and arrabbiata sauce, tofu and spinach tortellini, Asian barbecue tofu, noodles, scallions and shiitake, fried tofu with vegetable tajine, cauliflower couscous and kalamata bruschetta, and chickpea flour omelette.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said in the company’s press release: “We always strive to provide our customers with authentic and indulgent experiences in the skies. We are delighted to incorporate a vegan main course choice to our on-board menu, offering our passengers yet another lifestyle choice that redefines the expectations from a five-star airline.”
Click here to see Happy Cow’s guidelines for ordering vegan meals on airlines around the world, which is current as of August 2020.