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17 February 2009 09:44 am

Qatar Airways takes economy class service to new heights

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Qatar Airways has launched an innovative Economy Class inflight-service on all flights operating to and from the UK. The revamped concept, which sees all onboard meals served in a new presentation style using recyclable materials. With see through trays, bright meal cartons and cutlery packs, as well as a personal table mat in a variety of different colours, Qatar Airways envisages onboard mealtimes being extremely well-received. The new light-weight trays and the disposable mugs and boxes are 99 percent recyclable, offering a more eco-friendly way to serve inflight meals. For the main meals of lunch and dinner, each tray will offer a flavour of Arabia with a regional dressing or dip, such as humus, to serve with the fresh salad starter accompanied by Arabic bread. Passengers will be given a choice of three delicious main courses, including a lighter option for the more health conscious. Malaysian chicken curry, fish and fennel pot pie and Indian style kadi pakora are among the selection of main meals.In addition to fresh fruit, a healthy yoghurt and croissant with preserves, Economy passengers travelling at breakfast time will be able to choose from two hot dishes such as Zucchini and Majoran Fritatta with Cherry tomatoes or Apple and Cinnamon crepe with maple syrup and berry garnish. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “Over the years, scientific research has demonstrated that food presentation makes an enormous contribution to the enjoyment of a meal. With this in mind, our new-look meal trays are guaranteed to satisfy passenger taste-buds across the Economy Class cabin. Following the introduction of this new tray service on flights between Doha and London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester, Qatar Airways plans to roll out the concept across the remainder of its international network over the next few months. http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Local_News&subsection=Qatar+News&month=February2009&file=Local_News2009021765239.xml