Swiss Airlines now offers à la carte meals in Economy Class

2016-09-01 19:00
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Cape Town - It's no longer only a case of chicken or beef... as Swiss International Airlines has announced they will now be offering its Economy Class travellers a range of à la carte meals on its long-haul flights from Switzerland.

This means that in addition to the existing range of inflight meals, international travellers can now choose from various exclusive alternatives for lunch or dinner, which can be ordered in advance for a fee.  

The new choices extend to six different meals, each of which has been specially selected to meet established customer wishes and tastes. The new à la carte options comprise Zürcher Kalbsgeschnetzeltes (traditional Zurich-style sliced veal in a creamy sauce), a “Swiss Brunch”, a platter of Swiss cold cuts and cheeses, a light dining option, a gourmet selection and a Japanese meal.

The prices for these vary between CHF 29, or R435 and R735.

To quench the dreaded long-haul thirst, flyers will also be able to opt for a half-bottle of Californian Chardonnay or Italian Sangiovese to accompany their meal.  

The new à la carte meals are intended not to replace SWISS’s regular Economy Class food and drinks but to offer supplementary individual options to the customers concerned.

NOTE: A limited number of such à la carte meals will be available per flight. The new meals can be ordered online for any long-haul flight from Switzerland carrying a SWISS flight number, operated by SWISS and departing on or after 7 September.

All such meals must be ordered in advance, 24 hours at the latest before departure. The new à la carte Economy Class meal option is not available on SWISS services to Cairo, Tel Aviv or Shanghai. 


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