12.06.2018

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) launches new inflight menu on India - Zurich routes

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) today announced the launch of a new inflight menu for its India - Zurich routes. Starting June 07, 2018, a range of authentic Indian dishes curated by Oberoi Flight Services along with a selected variety of international meals will be available for First, Business and Economy Class passengers flying from India to Zurich.

The new menu on board SWISS is inspired by traditional and gourmet recipes made with fresh ingredients available in the respective Indian regions. It caters for the distinctive Indian and global palette and is introduced in all travel classes on board as of June 07, 2018. 

“India is a key market for SWISS and over the years we have constantly innovated to elevate the experience of our passengers to and from India. We are committed to deepening our connection with the customers by extending the best of Swiss warmth and hospitality onboard”, said Wolfgang Will, Senior Director, South Asia, Lufthansa Group. “Indian cuisine is known for having a unique blend. We have created distinctive meals that reflect the cultures and history from different regions and are proud to offer our customers a dining experience on board.”

The new SWISS inflight menu

The menu introduced across First, Business and Economy Class offers a selection of starters, main course and desserts. For SWISS First Class guests, the menu offers a selection of several starters such as Samosa with Mint Chutney; Lobster Slice with Beetroot Mayo and a choice of three main courses that include Roast Lamb leg Forestier with Parsley Baby Potato, Carrot Batons and Creamy spinach; Pan Seared Seabass with Grilled Zuccini, Herb Rice and Chunkey Tomato Sauce; Mattar Badam Ki Tikki with Olive Kofta, Methi Gajar, Rainbow Pulao, Dal Tadka, Raddish Anar Raita and Gobhi Parantha. For dessert, they can relish on in house Ice Cream with Fresh Fruit Compote and Berry Sauce

SWISS Business Class travellers can enjoy authentic Indian starters and snacks such as Khandavi on a bed of Fruit Salsa on Banana Leaf; Chana Pindi Wrap and Smoked Pumpkin Soup. For dessert, they can have Beetroot Halwa and Fruit Tart to choose from. 

The meals in SWISS Economy Class comprises a selection of warm starter like Chicken Stroganoff and Makhani Veg wraps. The main course offer Mysore Masala Dosa with Carrot Green Peas Upma and mini Uttapam. Western meal comprises of options like Cheese Omelette with Spinach in White Sauce, Cocktail Sausage and Potato Cutlet. 

In all classes, there will be a selected variety of international meals as well. Furthermore, SWISS distinguishes between day and night flights. This means, a hot snack is served when taking off after midnight in India as passengers are often tired and prefer an extended breakfast before landing in Zurich. 

First allergy-friendly airline and special menus

SWISS is the first and only allergy-friendly airline worldwide which has earned the quality seal of approval from the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF). SWISS passengers can be certain when flying with the airline that all efforts have been made to combat the presence of allergens in consideration of their wellbeing. It comes without saying that SWISS serves special meals for diabetics, vegans, gluten or lactose-intolerant guests and for those with food allergies and certain religious beliefs that can be pre-ordered. 

SWISS, the airline of Switzerland, is also ‘made of Switzerland’ and offers high quality standards and Swissness on board not only when it comes to service but also by offering exclusive Swiss products. Passengers can take along the country’s typical taste with Swiss cheeses such as Gruyère, Appenzeller, Tête de Moine or enjoy original Swiss Mövenpick ice cream as a snack while watching a movie. The signature Swiss chocolate tablet is part of every SWISS flight.

SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group and a member of Star Alliance. 

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is Switzerland’s national airline, serving over 100 destinations in 43 countries from Zurich, Geneva and Lugano and carrying some 16.5 million passengers a year with its 91-aircraft fleet. The company’s Swiss WorldCargo division provides a comprehensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in over 80 countries.

As the Airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodies its home country’s traditional values, and is committed to delivering the highest product and service quality. With its workforce of over 8,800 personnel, SWISS generated total operating income of around CHF 5 billion in 2017. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline grouping.