In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Qatar Airways will take you on a journey of flavours with an oriental-inspired menu onboard flights to popular Asia destinations between 11 and 12 February 2021. At Qatar Airways’ Al Mourjan Business Lounge, passengers will also have the opportunity to sample wholesome Asian cuisine and celebrate the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar in Qatar Airways’ five-star hub Hamad International Airport (HIA) during the same period.
Business Class passengers travelling to Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore can select from a delicious à la carte menu that will feature Cantonese style pineapple smoked salmon, white radish stuffed with cream cheese and dragon fruit, chicken and prawn wonton soup with shiitake mushrooms, spring onion and chilli soy sauce, stir-fried handmade noodles with lobster in doubanjiang sauce mixed with mushrooms and spring onion, and pan-seared duck with lotus seed brown rice and vegetables. Following this, passengers can indulge in a tantalising dessert which includes dried raspberry kumquat mousse. Passengers travelling in Economy Class can enjoy stir-fried prawn noodles with spring onions and crispy youtiao, or sweet and sour chicken stir-fried pineapple rice, as the main dish. For dessert, customers can indulge in a tofu and honey roasted sesame seed mousse.
Premium passengers will also be treated to special Chinese New Year touches throughout their onboard experience featuring a spiced oriental fizz welcome beverage on board, festive tray mats and napkin bands with traditional good luck and fortune symbols, chopsticks served on all trays, and Chinese lucky knots placed on cutlery rolls. Economy Class passengers will receive red envelopes ‘hóngbāo’ with inspiring messages that symbolise good fortune and luck for the New Year ahead.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “At Qatar Airways we recognise the importance of celebrating the customs of our diverse segments of loyal passengers. As they travel with us this year, we hope that they enjoy this special occasion and the delicious dishes our chefs have created for them as they celebrate Chinese New Year and enjoy family reunions.”
Qatar Airways’ Premium passengers travelling via Doha will also have the opportunity to embrace this important Chinese holiday through a specially designed food experience and bespoke touches in Al Mourjan Business Lounge. Passengers can enjoy a selection of dishes from the buffet and à la carte menu including, chicken sweet corn soup, oriental slaw salad, golden five spice chicken, szechuan style beef sirloin, as well as coconut mango szechuan pepper mousse for dessert. The dining experience has been curated to include Chinese chopsticks, cutlery packs with a bespoke napkin band and Chinese knot tassel, Chinese inspired lanterns, and iconic digital menu cards.
At HIA, passengers can expect the highest safety standards. Qatar Airways recently became the first global airline to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. This follows HIA’s recent success as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating. For full details of all the measures that have been implemented onboard and in HIA, please visit qatarairways.com/safety.
Additionally, Qatar Airways’ Business Class passengers on aircraft equipped with Qsuite can enjoy the enhanced privacy this award-winning business seat provides, including sliding doors and the option to use a ‘Do Not Disturb (DND)’ indicator. Qsuite is available on flights to more than 45 destinations including Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur, London and New York.
Qatar Airways currently operates more than 800 weekly flights to over 120 destinations across the globe. By the end of March 2021, Qatar Airways plans to rebuild its network to over 130 destinations. Many cities will be served with a strong schedule with daily or more frequencies.