Qatar Airways sets the stage for an unforgettable Lunar New Year experience with a special curated selection of festive treats and decorations onboard and in lounges, and traditional ‘hóngbāo’ red envelopes for all passengers travelling between 31 January and 1 February on selected routes. The Year of the Tiger celebrations will extend to passengers at Al Safwa First and Al Mourjan Business Lounge at Hamad International Airport (HIA) where they can enjoy a reunion dinner and sample traditional festive dishes from the bespoke Lunar New Year menu.
Marking the long-awaited end of winter and the start of spring, the Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays in East Asia. All passengers travelling on Qatar Airways to and from China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore can enjoy a range of celebratory dishes and treats. Passengers on the selected routes will be welcomed with a ‘hóngbāo’ red envelope containing a complimentary Super Wi-Fi code. Those traveling to Doha will additionally receive an exclusive 22 per cent Qatar Duty Free (QDF) discount for some of the world’s most luxurious brands at HIA.
Premium Cabin passengers can start their reunion celebrations onboard with a Golden Mandarin Mule drink as they begin their festive journey. They can then enjoy special dishes from a bespoke à la carte menu that includes Peking Duck Roll for appetisers, a Stir Fried Noodles with Tiger Prawns as the main course and a Beef Cheek with vegetables fried rice as a light option. For desserts, passengers can indulge in a traditional Mandarin Mousse – the mandarin orange is traditionally a symbol of prosperity. To enhance the festive experience, the dishes will be presented with red lanterns on the dining table and complemented with a Chinese knot tassel and a red band for the cutlery.
Passengers travelling in the Economy Class cabin during the festive period can select a meal from the ‘Lunar New Year’ digital menu that includes a Green Tea Soba Salad for appetisers, a Sweet & Sour Chicken with Vegetables Fried Rice as the main course and a Tofu Cheese Mousse with Red Sesame Crumble for dessert. Food will be presented on a festive tray mat and will include chopsticks and a red cutlery band that symbolises prosperity and good fortune.
Celebrations continue at Qatar Airways lounges at HIA. Al Safwa First Lounge and Al Mourjan Business Lounge passengers will enjoy dining on hot and sour chicken soup, Sichuan style beef short ribs with vegetable fried rice, finishing off perfectly with a black sesame baked cheesecake. Tables will be dressed with specially designed red lanterns, chopsticks and Chinese knot tassel.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2021 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airline Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’. The airline continues to stand alone at the top of the industry having won the main prize for an unprecedented sixth time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021).