No more pork or alcohol in food on flights to/from Dubai.
Qantas has removed pork from in-flight menus on services to and from Dubai.
The Australian carrier will not serve meals containing pork products or alcohol on flights to and from Dubai, in conjunction with Islamic tradition, news.com.au reported.
Consumption of pork and pork products is strictly forbidden in Islam and considered unholy.
Since the confirmation of its alliance with Emirates, Qantas has introduced a Mezze plate offering traditional Middle Eastern foods in its upper classes and has Arabic translations after in-flight announcements.
The airline claims the alterations have had minimal impact on Qantas’ overall menu and food offerings.
“Qantas’ in-flight catering often reflects the cultural and regional influences of the international destinations we fly to,” a Qantas spokesperson said.
Qantas also have pork-free and alcohol-free options on flights to Jakarta in Indonesia, owing to the large Muslim population.
Several airlines that travel between Australia and the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia don't serve pork.
NOTE: Qantas has removed alcohol from food, but passengers should still be able to order alcohol separately.