SWISS flyers' palates to take flight

SWISS flyers' palates to take flight
Kofta and rainbow rice meal served hot in SWISS

SWISS Air Lines in partnership with Oberoi Flight Services now serves a delicious new menu on board which is inspired by traditional and gourmet recipes and caters to both Indian and global palates

Thinley Chodon
June 14 , 2018
03 Min Read

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) proudly introduced their new in-flight menu curated by Oberoi Flight Services, on June 07, 2018. Indulging in a mix of cultures, SWISS successfully marries authentic Indian dishes with an impressive variety of meals across the globe- you can find a vegetarian starter like the humble khandvi deliciously surrounded by fruit salsa on a banana leaf, garnished with micro greens and served with a dollop of mint chutney. With desserts ranging from fruit tarts to beetroot halwas to carrot and quinoa kheer, SWISS has definitely upped its game with the help of its partners.

Beetroot halwa

“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.”


Were you always discontent with the boring range of food provided on long-haul flights? SWISS offers a variety of meals across the economy, business and first classes, leaving everyone satisfied and digging in for more. With a well-kept promise to tantalise your palate with its Swiss specialities- a spread of cheeses like Gruyère, Appenzeller, Tête de Moine; original Swiss Mövenpick ice cream; SWISS is all set to surprise its flyers! The new menu is also a walk in the clouds menu for the hungry vegetarians who are often disappointed with their greens on flights- samosas with mint chutney, matar badam ki tikki with olive kofta, gobhi parathas, carrot batons and creamy spinach, are a few of the meals that are offered to First Class guests. There are non-vegetarian items like the lobster slice with beetroot mayo, roast lamb leg Forestier with parsley baby potatoes, pan seared seabass with grilled zucchini.

The lip smacking lobster meal

For Business Class and Economy Class passengers, there is a wide spread of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals like the chana pindi wrap, smoked pumpkin soup, paneer peas bhurji, cheese omelette with potato croquettes and grilled sausages; makhani veg wraps, Mysore masala dosas and an assortment of toothsome breads show the perfect partnership between SWISS and The Oberoi Group in understanding the culinary expectations of its guests.

Paneer bhurji, aaloo badam tikki and chole

The menu has been planned carefully, after months of workshops and tastings, to suit the palate of the desi Indian as well as the international passengers. Keeping in mind how palates are bound to change while flying at a height of 30,000 ft. the head chef and the entire hospitality team has made sure that all the food is fresh and cold frozen, boarded 2 hours before departure. Being the only allergy friendly Air Line worldwide with the quality seal of approval from the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF), SWISS also has a few feathers on its cap. Taking steps towards a greener environment, there is no use of plastic cutlery across the economy, business and first classes; it also refreshes its menu every three months so as to keep its passengers looking out for more. As a sweet takeaway, SWISS also gives its passengers a taste of its culture with their signature Swiss chocolate tablet, which is a part of every SWISS flight. 

So, go India to Zurich, go SWISS!

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