Swiss international airline meals will vary depending on your flight class and flight time duration. The airline offers vegetarian inflight meals in all flight classes (that offer a hot meal) based on recipes from Swiss restaurant Hiltl. Their “Taste of Switzerland” program is available on all flights from Switzerland which feature various Swiss regional cuisines and look out for the Swiss chocolate!

Click here to see our latest review of Swiss meals! Or here to check out what the first class meals look like.


Depending on the flight duration, you will either be served a small snack, light meal or hot meal on longer flights. All meals and drinks are included in the price of your ticket. Sandwiches served onboard European Swiss flights are made fresh three times daily in a Swiss bakery.
All European flights from Switzerland will always include products that come from Switzerland, a new concept that the airline hopes will guarantee even more freshness and authenticity.


Passengers will be served two hot meals during their flight one of which will be the Hiltl special vegetarian meal option. Drinks (including alcohol) are still free. You can also upgrade your inflight meal in economy class to a more ‘business’ class style meal. The Swiss A la carte dining meals include six fantastic meal upgrade options, as well as some additional inflight wine options. You can order these meals at least 24 hours prior to departure or when booking your ticket online. For further information on these meals go here.


Special meals on Swiss International Airlines include 18 options for passengers to choose from. They include religious, medical, food allergy and special diet options. Passengers should order their meal preference at least 24 hours prior to departure but as with any special meal request the earlier the better. Gluten Free, Lactose Intolerant, Baby Meal, Child Meal, Hindu Meal, Oriental Meal, Jain Meal, Lacto-Ovo Meal, Vegan Meal, Diabetic Meal, Plain Meal, Low Calorie, Low Salt, Low Fat, Kosher, Halal and Japanese Menu- On flights LX160/161 only.

For further information on Swiss special meals click here and to contact your local Swiss office click here.


An exclusive onboard menu features heavily on flights from Hong Kong, Bangkok and Shanghai to Zurich. Passengers in first and business class will dine on an exclusive menu designed by the Peninsula Hotels Group.


Passengers travelling in Swiss First class can dine on demand choosing from a wide range of options from the a la carte range.

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