A taste of Bavarian culture beyond the clouds: Emirates celebrates Oktoberfest, offering traditional festive treats onboard at 40,000 feet, up in the sky
Every year in autumn, roughly six million people, locals and internationals alike, visit Munich to experience the famous Oktoberfest, which is traditionally opened by two iconic words by Munich’s Headmayor. Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is happy to introduce its special German and Bavarian-inspired food and beverage selections, offered for the first time during the length of Oktoberfest 2017.
Emirates’ tradition on recreating local flavors, which plays an important role in the airline’s yearly catering investment of US$1 billion continues with this special Oktoberfest menu. From now to October 3rd 2017, passengers across all classes travelling from Hong Kong to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich, via Dubai, and vice versa, can kick off the Oktoberfest celebrations onboard with this specially-created menu.
Economy Class passengers get to enjoy a typical German hot meal of roast chicken, Spätzle and a tasty mushroom sauce, specially created to add to the on-board Oktoberfest festivities.
Travellers in First and Business Class flying out from Hong Kong, on their way to Germany via Dubai, and vice versa, can celebrate Oktoberfest up in the air with Emirates. Delicacies include a three-tier stand offering rock salt pretzels with traditional dips such as obazda and sweet mustard, a sandwich selection tray with pretzel rolls filled with the Bavarian-style cold cut turkey slices, allowing passengers to taste all that Oktoberfest has to offer.
Oktoberfest would be nothing without its iconic beer selections, which is why Emirates will also be serving the original Oktoberfest beer from the renowned Paulaner brewery – one of the six selected breweries to serve beverages at the event.
For those craving a sweet treat after feasting on some savoury Bavarian snacks, the Onboard Lounge will also offer a comprehensive assortment of Bavarian and German pastries such as Zwetschgenkuchen, Baumkuchen, Guglhupf and many more.
The airline develops seasonal menus whenever possible, including Christmas meals during December. The Oktoberfest food selections are part of the latest seasonal menu to be introduced on board and are exclusively available on routes to Germany.
From Hong Kong, Emirates operates four daily flights to Dubai, which includes three daily flights operated by Emirates’ flagship A380 aircraft. Passengers can connect to Frankfurt and Munich on the three daily flights, to as well as the double-daily flights to Dusseldorf and Hamburg . Two of the three daily flights out of Frankfurt as well as all Munich and all Dusseldorf flights are operated by the airline’s flagship Airbus A380s. During Oktoberfest, Emirates will be offering close to 28,000 seats on its flights to the Bavarian capital alone – enough to fill the four largest tents in the venue.
To book or for more information, please visit www.emirates.com/hk.