Request a meal

We’re proud to serve delicious, complimentary meals on every flight, inspired by the destinations we fly to. All dishes on board are prepared in accordance with halal requirements.

If you have a medical condition or an allergy, you may request a special meal. Special meal options are limited on flights less than three hours.

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Halal and vegetarian meals

All of the food we serve on board is prepared in strict compliance with Halal regulations and is suitable for Muslims.

There will also be a vegetarian option on every flight over three hours, so there’s no need to make these requests in advance.

Short-haul flights

On flights less than three hours, we serve a light meal in Economy. On most routes, a vegetarian option is available.

If you're flying in Business Class, you'll have a choice of meals, including a vegetarian option.

Children’s meals will not be available, so you may wish to bring your own food or snacks on board.

Longer flights

On longer flights, pick from a choice of three complimentary dishes, including a vegetarian option.

If you have any dietary requirements, you can request a special meal, as well as meals for children and babies.

Medical requirements and allergies

If you have any concerns about flying with a medical condition or an allergy, please get in touch with your doctor before travelling with us. We do not accept responsibility for any allergic reaction on board our flights. 

If you have a severe allergy or have any other specific dietary requirements, we recommend that you bring your own food on board with you, keeping in mind the current liquid restrictions.

Flying with a peanut allergy?

We do not guarantee a peanut-free environment on board. Nuts may be served on all of our aircraft or used as an ingredient in any of our menus. Other passengers may also bring items on board that contain nuts.

It is possible that traces of peanuts or their derivatives could be in the cabin environment or the aircraft air conditioning. An allergic reaction to peanuts or any derivative can be serious.

How to request your meal

Please request your special meal at least 24 hours before your flight, or we will not have your meal on board.

If your flight or a segment of your journey is operated by one of our partner airlines, some special meals may not be available on board. Please contact the airline directly to discuss your request.

When you book

Select your flight, enter your passenger details and add your meal preference.

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Existing booking

Visit Manage your booking to request a meal on the Passenger Details page.

Choose meal

Travel agent

If you've made a booking with a travel agent, you can also contact them to request a special meal.

Choose your special meal

If you have a medical condition, you can request a special meal. On flights less than three hours, special meal options are limited to diabetic, gluten intolerant, or low-lactose meals.

Request a special meal at at least 24 hours before your flight.


Asian vegetarian meal


  • Contains all types of fruits, vegetables, and dairy products
  • Does not contain any type of meat, fish or eggs
  • Prepared according to subcontinent taste (mildly spicy to spicy)
  • Can qualify as a Hindu meal

Bland meal


  • Contains mostly soft food that is easily digestible like mashed potatoes, spinach, soft boiled eggs, boiled meats, toast and dairy products
  • Does not contain spices, onion or garlic and food that are baked, fried or spicy

Diabetic meal


  • Contains minimum salt, low fat products, high fibre fruits and vegetables
  • Do not contain any kind of sugar (only certain permitted sugar substitutes)
  • Suitable for guests with diabetes (low insulin levels)

Fruit platter


  • Contains seasonal fruits
  • Suitable for guests who are fasting or those with dietary needs

Gluten free meal


  • Contains meat, poultry, fish, rice, fruits and vegetables, corn, potatoes, dairy products, chocolate, dried beans and peas
  • Contains salt and pepper, herbs and spices, sugars and preserves, margarine, tapioca and vegetable oils
  • Suitable for guests who need to limit their intake of gluten (or Gliadin, a protein fraction of gluten), a substance found in wheat, barley, rye and oats

Vegetarian lacto-ovo meal


  • Contains dairy products
  • Does not contain any meat or meat products, fish, poultry or products with lard or gelatine
  • Suitable for guests who do not eat flesh of any kind but can eat milk and cheese products

Low-calorie meal


  • Contains food with plenty of roughage and with less fats and carbohydrates
  • Does not contain sugar, cream, sauces, mayonnaise or fatty meats
  • Suitable for guests on restricted or low-calorie diets

Low fat / low cholesterol meal


  • Contains margarine, cottage cheese, egg white, boiled rice, potatoes, lean meats, fish, wholegrain bread, cereals and fruit

Low sodium meal


  • Does not contain salt, MSG and baking soda/powder

Lactose-free meal


  • Contains salads, roughage, pasta, rice, fish or meat
  • Does not contain milk and milk products, sauces, soft rolls, croissants or chocolate
  • Suitable for guests who are allergic or intolerant to milk or milk products or guests who have low lactose levels in their bodies

Raw vegetable meal


  • Contains mainly raw vegetables and salads

Vegetarian oriental meal


  • Contains fruits and vegetables
  • Does not contain meat, fish, eggs or dairy products
  • Prepared in Chinese style

Vegetarian jain meal


  • Contains non-root vegetables only
  • Does not contain any root vegetables like onions, ginger, garlic, potatoes, carrots or animal/animal by-products
  • Prepared Asian style
  • Suitable for a section of the Indian community who are strict vegetarians

Vegetarian meal


  • Contains all types of fruits and vegetables
  • Does not contain any meat, fish or animal by-products (like animal fat in biscuits)
  • Does not contain dairy products