Air china meals are included in the price of your ticket; the meal offered will vary depending on your flight time. First-class passengers on Air China can enjoy pre-order meals, and a traditional tea service while economy class passengers that require special meals can request one from the list below. Business class passengers also have the option to pre-order their dinner meal option see below. In economy class passengers can expect hot porridge for breakfast, dinner may include chicken and seafood dishes as well as rice or noodles. On shorter flights within Asia snacks such as Chinese baked cakes and western sandwiches as well as hamburgers will be served.


Require 24 hours for all except Kosher meals which require 48 hours notice. Note that Air China Kosher meals are not available on all domestic flights (including domestic segments of international flights) or International routes departing from Saipan, Sapporo, Sendai, South Korea, Jakarta, India, Karachi, Australia, and Yekaterinburg.

The following special meals can be ordered on Air China flights.

Baby meal, Bland meal, Child meal, Diabetic meal, Fruit platter meal, Gluten intolerant meal, Hindu meal, Kosher meal, Low calorie meal, Low fat meal, Low salt meal, Moslem meal, Low lactose meal, Vegetarian raw meal, Seafood meal, Special meal, Vegetarian vegan meal, Vegetarian Jain meal, Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo meal and Vegetarian oriental meal.

To book your special meal contact the airline here.

For further information on special meals check here.



Wu Qi Ying Pue’er Tea, Oolong Tea, Lipton Tea, Dragon Well Tea, Jasmine Tea, White Chrysanthemum Tea.


Nestle gold, Nestle Decaf and Cappuccino.

Soft Drinks

Tibet glacier mineral water, Lotte 100% fresh orange juice, Dole Juice, Huiyuan apple juice, Dole Tomato Juice, Coke, Pepsi, Jianyi low sugar coke, 7UP, Soda Water, Tonic Water and Ginger Ale.


First class Air China passengers can experience the Forbidden Pavilion Tea Service which is offered inflight by the cabin crew allowing you to experience a traditional tea service.


First and Business Class passengers can choose from 18 pre-order meals before departure. These dishes include prawns, fish, beef, pork, chicken, duck, and vegetarian options.

Pre-order meals are available on the following flights ex Beijing CA981 Beijing-New York CA983 Beijing-Los Angeles, CA985 Beijing-San Francisco, CA991 Beijing-Vancouver,  CA931 Beijing-Frankfurt, CA961 Beijing-Munich, CA933 Beijing-Paris, CA937 Beijing-London, CA939 Beijing-Rome, CA907 Beijing-Madrid.

Passengers can pre-order their meals up to 4 pm on the day before departure but note that the pre-order meal reservation service is restricted to dinner services only. For more information on pre-order meals, please click here.

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