Virgin Australia unveils new business class menu after scrapping free food

Virgin Australia has revealed what passengers can expect from its on-board menus, a day after reminding passengers free snacks would be ditched from economy.

The airline unveiled today that its new business class menu – which has not been developed with a celebrity chef, as has been the case in the past – would focus on “simple, modern, fresh and contemporary dishes” and was designed to keep the overall price of airfares low.

From today, business class passengers on domestic flights can choose from dishes such as lamb and rosemary pie, haloumi and quinoa salad, ham and egg brioche roll, and smashed avocado and crumbed feta on sourdough, all made with locally sourced Australian produce, and served on tableware with crockery and cutlery.

The business class menu comes with premium Australian wine and beer, soft drinks and spirits, and will be rotated bimonthly.

Pumpkin and prosciutto salad served with cheese and biscuits. Picture: Virgin AustraliaSource:Supplied

Smashed avocado and crumbled feta on sourdough is also on the menu. Picture: Virgin AustraliaSource:Supplied

Meanwhile, in economy, passengers will need to pay for their own food from a new on-board menu.

The airline said the menu features popular snack and drink items, including cheese and crackers, “ahead of a greater range of food items to be added to the menu when travel demand picks up later in the year”.

While free snacks will go, water, coffee and tea will still be complimentary for economy passengers on all flights.

Passengers who bought their economy ticket before March 25 can still request a free snack.

Virgin Australia announced in November it would ditch free economy snacks as it transformed into a “mid-market” carrier under new chief executive officer Jayne Hrdlicka.

Passengers were reminded of the on-board changes by email yesterday.

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