Air India has announced the introduction of new inflight menus for all international flights (ex-India), aiming to enhance the customer experience by providing a range of gourmet meals, appetisers and desserts, while showcasing India’s locally sourced culinary influence.
The menus have been refreshed based on customer feedback, with a particular focus on including nutritious and delicious meal options, as well as incorporating contemporary and sustainable practices.
Sandeep Verma, Head of Inflight Services at Air India, commented on the introduction of the new menus,
As part of our ongoing effort of transforming the Air India experience for guests, we have brought great thought and energy into our new menus. We want our guests to enjoy their food and beverage on board Air India flights much like they would at their favourite restaurants.
Air India has assembled a team of in-house experts, catering partners and multiple suppliers to design an elevated dining experience.
The airline’s bar menu now features a range of premium brands of spirits as well as a thoughtfully put-together wine list that includes fine French and Italian wines.
Air India’s First and Business Class customers who follow the vegan lifestyle will now have access to a selection of delicious, plant-based meal options such as Subz Seekh Kebab, Thai Red Curry with Tofu and Vegetables, Broccoli and Millet Steak, and Lemon Sevaiyan Upma, Medu Wada and Masala Uttapam. This inclusion of vegan options demonstrates Air India’s commitment to accommodating a diverse range of dietary requirements.
The new menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner across all classes, feature a mix of fusion dishes and classics such as Mushroom Scrambled Egg, Turmeric Chilli Omelette, Mixed Vegetable Paratha, Achari Paneer and Emmenthal Sandwich in Multigrain Bread, Grilled Prawns in a Fennel Cream Sauce, Murgh Rezala Kofta, Murgh Elaichi Korma, Classic Chilli Chicken, Chicken Chettinad Kathi Roll, Baked Fillet of Fish with a Herb Almond and Garlic Crust, Masala Dal and Brown Rice Khichdi with Sprouts, Roast Tomato and Bocconcini Caprese with Kalamata Olives and Pesto, and Classic Tomato and Coriander Shorba with Crisp Namakpara, among others.
For those with a sweet tooth, Air India has introduced a range of dessert offerings such as Mango Passionfruit Delight, Quinoa Orange Kheer, Espresso Almond Crumble Mousse Cake, Khajur Tukda with Kesar Phirni, Single Origin Chocolate Slice, Chum-Chum Sandwich with Blueberry Sauce, and a seasonal fruit selection.
The airline’s bar menu offers a fine wine list, including Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée Brut champagne, wines from the renowned vineyards of Château de l’Hestrange, Les Oliviers, Chateau Milon, and Piedmont region of Northern Italy. In addition, the new beverages menu features a range of premium brands of whiskeys, gin, vodka, and beers.
Air India’s selection of mocktails such as Virgin Mary, California Orange, Apple Spritzer, and juices offers an array of flavours to fulfil the fine dining experience. For customers who like to unwind with a hot beverage, a freshly brewed cup of coffee (Classic Coffee Blend and Cappuccino) or tea (Assam, Green, Earl Grey, and Masala) is also available.
Air India has a rich history, having been founded by the legendary JRD Tata and pioneering India’s aviation sector.