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 2 hours and 50 minutes.

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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 2 hours 50 minutes, you can request a diabetic, gluten intolerant, or low-lactose meal only.

If you're flying in Business Class, you'll have a choice of meals, including a vegetarian option. We serve a light meal in Economy. On and most routes, a vegetarian option is available.

Children’s meals will not be available, and vegetarian options may be limited, 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 2 hours and 50 minutes, special meal options are limited to diabetic, gluten intolerant, or low-lactose meals.

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


Asian vegetarian


  • Does not contain meat, fish or eggs
  • Contains vegetables, fruit and dairy products
  • Prepared according to subcontinent taste (mildly spicy to spicy)
  • Suitable for Hindu guests as a vegetarian choice

Bland meal


  • Does not contain spices, onion, garlic or food that is baked, fried or spicy
  • Contains food that is easily digested, for example, poached chicken or fish, mashed potatoes, eggs, dairy products

Diabetic meal


  • Does not contain products containing refined sugars (only certain permitted sugar substitutes)
  • Contains low-salt, low-fat products, lean protein and simply cooked vegetables and fruit
  • Suitable for guests with diabetes

Fruit plate


  • Contains only seasonal fruit



  • Does not contain food items containing gluten or gliadin contained in wheat, barley, rye and oats
  • Likely to contain meat, fish, rice, corn, peas, beans, potatoes, dairy products, fruit
  • Suitable for guests who follow a low-gluten diet
  • Not suitable for guests with celiac disease as we are unable to guarantee an entirely gluten-free meal

Vegetarian lacto-ovo meal


  • Does not contain meat or meat products, fish, poultry or products with lard or gelatine
  • Contains dairy products and may contain eggs
  • Suitable for guests who do not eat meat but eat milk, cheese, and eggs

Low-calorie meal


  • Does not contain sugar, cream sauces, mayonnaise or fatty meats
  • Contains simply cooked meat, fish and vegetables
  • Suitable for guests on restricted or low-calorie diets

Low-fat/low-cholesterol meal


  • Does not contain pastry, fried food or fatty meats
  • Contains food that is low in fat, for example grilled/poached poultry or fish, wholegrain bread and cereals and fruit

Low-sodium meal


  • Does not contain products containing salt and no salt added in cooking process
  • Contains simply cooked poultry or fish, unsalted vegetables, wholegrain bread and cereals and fruit

Lactose-free meal


  • Does not contain milk or milk products, sauces, chocolate or breads containing milk
  • Contains grilled poultry or fish, sauce-free vegetables, wholegrain bread, cereals and fruit
  • Suitable for guests who are intolerant to milk or milk products

Raw vegetable meal


  • Contains only raw vegetables and salads

Vegetarian oriental meal


  • Does not contain meat or fish
  • Contains vegetables, rice or fruit
  • Prepared in a Chinese style

Vegetarian jain meal


  • Does not contain any meat or animal products. No root vegetables, onions, or garlic
  • Contains non-root vegetables and may contain rice. Prepared in an Asian style
  • Suitable for members of the Jain community

Vegan meal


  • Does not contain any meat, fish or animal products like dairy or eggs
  • Contains vegetables, pulses, grains and fruit
  • Suitable for vegan guests