Qatar Airways refines meal service specifically for short, intra-Gulf flights, featuring a bespoke platter and new menus every week

DOHA, Qatar: Qatar Airways is celebrating the roll out of a refreshed and refined premium in-flight dining service for First Class passengers on the airline’s intra-Gulf services.

The new First Class dining service will be served on a modern and contemporary platter made of fine-bone china, showcasing curated and designed menus designed by Qatar Airways’ celebrated chefs specifically for intra-Gulf flights, which average one hour 30 minutes of flight time.

First Class passengers will enjoy hot and savoury snacks, a light salad, dessert and bread and butter, all served immediately after take-off as part of the much appreciated ‘one-stop’ service. Tailored specifically for short intra-Gulf flights, the service allows Qatar Airways’ valued passengers the First Class experience they have come to expect of Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways’ Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “I’m thrilled to announce the introduction of a refreshed in-flight dining experience for our most valued and most frequent travellers. Intra-Gulf First Class passengers will continue to enjoy our award-winning service on board the leading airline in the Middle East, now with a more streamlined and contemporary in-flight dining service that is beautifully and elegantly presented. We’re committed to being the leading airline and the first choice for passengers in the region, and our refreshed First Class service is designed specifically for our passengers based on what they truly appreciate – fresh, delicious meals presented in a beautiful and thoughtful service.”

The refreshed service is available on Qatar Airways intra-Gulf flights between Doha and Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dammam, Dubai, Dubai World Centre, Gassim, Hofuf, Kuwait City, Muscat, Ras al-Khaimah, Riyadh and Sharjah.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Customer Experience, Mr. Rossen Dimitrov, said: “Qatar Airways prides itself on delivering seamless service for our passengers. Our frequent flyers travelling with us on intra-Gulf flights will appreciate the fresh approach we have taken to re-designing and refining the First Class on-board dining service so that they can enjoy meals from world-class chefs, elegantly served, even when flying with us on the shortest routes.”

The award-winning airline continues to introduce new products in its First and Business Class, and will introduce a new Business Class concept in March 2017.

About Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 191 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World’s Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.

Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ inflight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 191 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 11 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.