Iberia has revamped its inflight dining service in partnership with its new catering provider DO&CO, adhering to strict health and safety protocols.
The new menus are inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, using local and seasonal products where possible.
The airline has also introduced new tableware and linen on all USA flights, with the service to be gradually implemented to its remaining destinations.
Short and medium haul flights
Iberia will serve hot breakfast in Business Class on short- and medium-haul routes, comprising of a choice between three omelettes, freshly made butter croissants, fresh seasonal fruit, a superfood bowl of craft yoghurt with seeds and berries plus coffee, tea and fruit juices. On longer flights, passengers will also be served a plate of Spanish cheese and cold cuts.
Business Class customers on flights within Spain or to/from Portugal will be served a gourmet cold snack and a main dish plus fresh fruit after 10:30am.
On flights longer than one and a half hours departing after 10:30am, Business Class customers can enjoy a hot lunch or dinner, which includes a fresh salad starter, and a choice of main dishes that will always include a vegetarian option.
On medium-haul flights longer than four and a half hours, Iberia will also introduce a new proposal for Economy Class, a selection of healthy wraps and a sweet treat, served with cold or hot drinks, including freshly made tea and coffee.
Business Class customers on long-haul flights can enjoy a main meal which includes a cold starter, for example roast beef carpaccio served with grilled vegetables and Cipriani sauce followed by a choice of three hot dishes, which include roast lamb with smoked roast peppers on a bed of pea and edamame mousseline, or Langostines with homemade tomato and Parmesan sauce served with grilled broccolini and rice. The vegetarian option in November is a spinach quiche with Manchegan cheese and a mild Romescu sauce. November desserts include a passion fruit pannacotta and a Spanish cheese plate.
Depending on the time of day and destination, before landing there is a second service of either a breakfast or afternoon snack and on the longest flights, there is an additional service between meals including salads, fresh fruit and sweet or salty snacks.
On long-haul flights Economy customers will have the choice of two hot main dishes, such as baked chicken and seasonal vegetables with home-made tomato sauce served with rice or rigatoni with home-made tomato sauce, topped with roasted aubergines. The new Economy class desserts for long-haul flights includes a chocolate mousse, which is one of DO & CO’s flagship products.
A second service of a breakfast or afternoon snack is served in Economy towards the end of the flight with a selection of juices and hot drinks. On longer flights the service between-meals, depending on the destination, features tapas boxes, sandwiches, sweet or salty snacks, water and juices.
Premium Lounge Dalí
Additionally, Iberia has reopened the Dalí lounge at its T4 hub in Madrid Barajas International Airport, with rigorous protocols to ensure the health and safety of its customers and staff, including using barriers, separating traffic flows, enhancing cleaning and disinfection, deploying hand sanitiser dispensers, reducing seating capacity, and offering special zones for family “bubbles” travelling together.
The lounge will be open from 06:30 until 23:00 and will include two large ‘food islands’ with hot dishes; four coffee and tea areas; showers with single-use amenities; a children’s area with a TV and video consoles; Wi-Fi; and USB ports for charging electronic devices.