Emirates to Bless 500,000 Customers with Christmas Feasts in December
Keeping with its tradition of festive treats, Emirates is back with Christmas meals for its younger passengers and premium customers. The Emirates Group subsidiary claims that by the end of this year, they will have served 500,000 Christmas meals on its flights.
The airlines will initiate offering Christmas menu starting December 9 and festive fare will run till December 31. The mouth-watering menu will be served on routes to New Zealand, the UK, Australia, Europe, South Africa, the US and the Philippines.
As said by the airlines, economy passengers will be provided turkey slices with mashed potato, baby carrots, green peas and cranberry jus lié accompanied by milk chocolate mousse topped with a festive chocolate button.
For the business and first class customers, Emirates has incorporated an option of roasted turkey breast and apricot stuffing, roast potatoes with creamy brussels sprouts with turkey bacon followed by cranberry jus lié. As a desert, the Santa inspired chocolate cake or a chocolate gingerbread cake will be served.
The airlines posit that premium travellers on the Emirates’ A380 routes will be visiting the on-board lounge to get sample treats like Santa’s Spiced Amarula cocktails, gingerbread snowman cookies and cranberry, mince pies, coconut and white chocolate truffles.
The goodie basket provided to first class customers will be given a festive twist by including Butlers orange and chocolate bars. Some other things in the hamper include Lakrids salted caramel liquorice and chocolate, stuffed flavoured crisps and roast turkey.
Younger economy passengers will be braced with some chocolate snowman cookies along with lunch or dinner and children in first class will get to relish hot chocolate with marshmallows and star-shaped cookies.
Besides, all 41 lounges of Emirates will be serving Christmas meals between December 15 and 31, including stolen cakes and roast turkey.
The airlines’ seven lounges situated at Dubai International will be serving a selection of exquisite ice cream flavours including coconut caramel flavours and gingerbread. An additional range of Christmas classics will be added to its IFE systems, including Elf, Home Alone, The Polar Express, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer and It’s a Wonderful Life.
Meanwhile, Emirates airlines celebrated the 50thanniversary of the Dubai Rugby Sevens with great pomp and show. Two low level fly pasts were seen above the Seven Stadium with the Emirates A380 dressed in Dubai Rugby Sevens ivory becoming a real treat for the thousands of spectators and rugby-loving fans in the event.
The ivory worn by the aircraft was a dedication to the milestone staging of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens, Dubai’s flagship sporting event and one of the key tournaments on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series.
The World Rugby Sevens Twitter handle wrote, “Celebrating 50 years at the Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby Sevens in style with a fly by. Incredible!”
Emirates also shared the news on Twitter, “The Emirates Airbus A380 in @dubai7s livery performs two spectacular flypasts over Sevens Stadium in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.”
The Emirates A380 made its approach above the Seven Stadium to conduct two fly-pasts at 4:30 pm, cruising by at slow speed and low altitude. The aircraft was commanded by Captain Abbas Shaban, with support from Captain Patrick De Roeck and First Officer Mohammed Ahmed.
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