Swiss international airline meals are always included in your ticket price on long haul flights, however since early 2018 the airline offers a buy on board menu program on flights from Geneva. Also, note that all Swiss Economy fares on flights shorter than 1 hour from/to Switzerland no longer include meals.

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




Swiss now offers a buy on board meal concept on flights from Geneva except on flights to Zurich and New York.

If you purchased a Swiss Economy Flex or Swiss Economy Classic ticket, you would be served a sandwich and a bottle of water. If you bought a Swiss Economy Light fare, you will receive water only.

This buy on board menu has many high-quality products at very reasonable prices; in fact, it’s probably one of the best onboard meal programs in Europe. It was created with the Geneva arm of Globus a Swiss department store company with high-quality food and drink offerings.

To view the inflight menu go here.


On flights from Zurich, meals are still free; you will generally receive a hot or cold bakery item, soft drinks and fruit juices as well as wine, beer and digestif are still included. 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,


Expect two meal services on long haul routes in economy class; the first meal service will usually be the hot meal offering, while the second meal service will be lighter. You’ll have the choice of two hot meals on long haul flights, one meat option and one Hiltl vegetarian option. Swiss will also serve popular Swiss cheeses like Gruyere, Appenzeller and Tête de Moine.

Hiltl is the oldest continuously open vegetarian restaurant in the world and first opened its doors in 1898 in Zurich. Since 2009 the restaurant chain has worked with Swiss to create vegetarian meals that are offered in all classes of travel on long haul flights ex Switzerland.  40% of SWISS Economy travellers now order the vegetarian meal option inflight, drinks (including alcohol) are still free.


For a fee, 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.


After booking your flight, you can add the meal up to 24 hours before departure via the Retrieve Booking function.

The Swiss upgrade meals include

Swiss Prime Beef Burger CHF29.00

Vegetarian Choice (Also vegan) created with Hiltl CHF39.00

Gourmet Meal CHF 49.00

Swiss Traditional Meal CHF39.00

Japanese Meal CHF49.00

Healthy Choice CHF29.00

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 before 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 a unique cuisine designed by the Peninsula Hotels Group. the SWISS Business experience includes the possibility of ordering directly à la carte.


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