|Catering for more than 55 million dine-in guests a year travelling to and from 144 cities across 6 continents, Emirates serves destination-inspired cuisine onboard the world’s largest flying restaurant. — Photo courtesy of Emirates|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Emirates Airlines serves more than 100 million meals a year with the same attention to detail for the First, Business and Economy Classes.
Catering for more than 55 million dine-in guests a year travelling to and from 144 cities across 6 continents, Emirates serves destination-inspired cuisine onboard the world’s largest flying restaurant.
With a catering investment of US$1 billion per year, Emirates runs a round-the-clock kitchen with 1,200 chefs based in Dubai whipping up 12,450 recipes. The finely-tuned operation caters for 590 flights a day with authentic local cuisines giving customers a taste of the destination they are going to. The airline also works closely with 25 catering partners around the world to provide the same quality of food for its Dubai-bound flights.
Emirates’ focus on local flavour means it has food available from every region it flies to. Flights to Japan for example, offer authentic Kaiseki cuisine and Bento boxes served with Japanese crockery, cutlery and tea sets to ensure an unrivalled food experience on board.
Passengers travelling on Emirates flights to Hà Nội or HCM City will have a chance to enjoy local cuisine such as Vietnamese fresh spring rolls, fried noodles with beef, fried banana cakes or shrimp curry from the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta region.
The airline recently launched a new menu for its Australian routes inspired by the breadth of the country’s multicultural flavours and cuisines, after a 14-month process working in consultation with local chefs.
Emirates also offers child-friendly meals for its young customers and dedicated menus for medical or religious meal requirements, which are designed with a team of nutritionists and chefs.
In Việt Nam, Emirates operates daily passenger services from both Hà Nội and HCM City. From HCM City, the airline has been operating daily direct flights to Dubai since 2012, while flights along the Hà Nội-Dubai route have been operational, non-stop from July 2 this year. Both of these services are operated via a two-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. — VNS