HOTTEST OFFERINGS FROM AIRLINES
Qatar airways offers it Business and First class passengers a special menu designed by celebrity chefs. Four Master Chefs Nobu Matsuhisa, Tom Aikens, Ramzi Choueiri and Vineet Bhatia have been chosen to create a unique and diverse inflight culinary experience. After months of adapting and testing their specialty dishes for the customers, taking into account not only flavours and spices, but how the taste buds are altered at 30,000 feet, they have managed to lay out quiet a feast. Chef Ramzi, from Lebanon, brings his exquisite experience of Middle East cuisine to the fore; Mumbai-born Chef Vineet has his unique blend of exotic Indian food; Chef Aikens, from the UK, provides his own variety of European culinary offering; and Chef Nobu, from Japan, adds a touch of Asian fusion cuisine to Qatar Airways’ ambassadorial line-up. This, combined with world-class wine, champagnes, liquors and spirits from world-over makes for a fine-dining experiences that surpasses a five-star hotel experience.
To view the sample menu for Business Class, click here.
Turkish Airlines provides meals on the long haul flights. Business class passengers can now, for the first time, experience a candle light dinner on the plane. As a part of the service, with the individual service set, you will be tasting Turkish olive oil, Turkish butter, accompanied by the spice of the month along with your individual bread basket. Menus are a combination of traditional Turkish cuisine and international cuisines. The airlines also showcases Turkish tea and coffee, with tea being served in “Semaver “in a traditional way, with a modernised version.
Golden Lounge, KLIA - An oasis of calm
Enjoy an oasis of calm before your journey at Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge at KL International Airport. Stylish, elegant and expansive in size, the recently renovated Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge at the Satellite Terminal of KLIA offers guests comfort and space to relax or catch up on work. Separate Lounges for First and Business Class passengers provide modern comforts of plush sofas, gourmet meals of Malaysian and international cuisine from the buffet or the ala carte section, complimentary drinks, and a host of facilities. These include a Sports Bar, separate family zones plus a games room for the young ones, and a dedicated spa for massage treatments.
Business travellers can use the Golden Lounge’s Business Centre to work quietly in one of the booths. Printing and copying facilities, stationery, postage services and even meeting rooms are available for convenience. Internet and Wi-Fi enabled desktops help guests continue their work seamlessly.
Malaysia Airlines has 11 Golden Lounges at major airports around the world and Malaysia.
Etihad And Jet Airways
Etihad Airways, the national airline of United Arab Emirates, has started flying its second Boeing 787-9 between Mumbai and Abu Dhabi. The aircraft operates on the daily EY206, which departs from Abu Dhabi at 10pm and lands in Mumbai at 3am and departs Mumbai at 4.30am to arrive in Abu Dhabi at 6.25am, enabling guests to connect on to more than 50 destinations on Etihad Airways’ global network.
The B787-9 is configured with eight First Suites, 28 Business Studios, and 199 Economy Smart Seats, offering superior levels of comfort, entertainment and inflight connectivity. On board, décor and lighting has been inspired by contemporary modern Arabian design, complementing the new ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ design identity, recently introduced by Etihad Airways”
Etihad Airways added a third daily flight from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi and a new daily service from Kolkata to Abu Dhabi. In addition, a third daily flight will be added from New Delhi to Abu Dhabi on 1 May.
These schedule expansions are complemented by the recently launched Jet Airways daily services from Goa and Lucknow to Abu Dhabi. Jet Airways flights from Ahmedabad, Pune and Mangalore to Abu Dhabi flights are also set to start on Sunday 29 March.
These increases mean that from May 2015, Etihad Airways and Jet Airways will offer a combined schedule of 224 weekly return flights from 15 destinations in India – more than any other individual carrier from the Gulf region.
The combined operation will include five flights a day from Mumbai, four flights a day from Delhi, three flights a day from Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi, two flights a day from Ahmedabad and Kozhikode, and daily flights from Jaipur, Kolkata, and Thiruvananthapuram.