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    Special dietary requirements

    We can accommodate a wide range of dietary requirements. Please make your request via Manage Booking or by contacting your local reservations office. Orders for special meals should be made at least 24 hours before your scheduled flight.

    Special meals

    The meals we serve on our flights may not meet your religious, medical or general dietary requirements. If you have any special dietary needs, please make your request via Manage Booking or by contacting your Customer Care. Orders for special meals should be made at least 24 hours before your scheduled flight.


    Vegetarian combinations that are usually spicy, and may include dairy products. No meat, fish, fowl and products with lard or gelatine, eggs.

    Non-vegetarian, Indian-style meal prepared according to Hindu customs that contains no beef, veal or pork, but with lamb, domestic fowl, other meats, fish and milk products.

    Prepared according to Jewish dietary law and purchased from reputable manufacturers.

    Containing no pork and pig by-products, gelatine, non-halal fish from species without scales or fins, alcohol and flavouring extracts with alcohol.

    Vegetarian food prepared in Indian style, based on Jain customs. No meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, root or bulbous vegetables, dairy products and mushrooms.

    Prepared without beef, veal or beef/veal related products of any kind.

    Fruit (consists purely of fruit components such as fresh fruits, fruit compote, fruit desserts, etc. depending on availability and seasonality).

    Combination of raw fruits and vegetables along with pure fresh fruit / vegetable juices.

    Strict vegetarian food with no animal products or animal by-products, no eggs and no dairy products.

    Vegetarian food that may contain dairy products, eggs and vegetarian-type of cheese (without rennet).

    Vegetarian food prepared in East Asian style, along with fruits and vegetables. No meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, dairy products, roots or bulbous vegetables including ginger, garlic, onion, spring onions, etc.

    Easily identifiable food. Prohibited foods such as fish and meat bones, highly seasoned food or any food that may cause choking.

    Meal usually contains pureed food that is easily digestible, mildly seasoned and tender.

    Only liquid or slightly thickened soups, fruit juices, pureed vegetables, custards, jelly, etc.

    Food / beverages that are easily digestible, mildly seasoned and tender. Any food / beverages that may cause gastric discomfort are avoided.

    Nutritionally balanced meal containing complex carbohydrates, high fibre, proteins, low fat ingredients and a low sugar content.

    This meal excludes wheat, buckwheat or wheat flour, rye, oats, barley, bread or any flour-based products. Meals are not guaranteed free of gluten.

    With no added fats and sugar, the meal is served with lean meats and low fat dairy products. This meal avoids fried food, gravy, sauces, rich desserts, added fats, oils and sugar.

    The meal is served with lean meats, low fat dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables and high fibre wholegrain bread, cereals, accompanied with unsweetened fruit juices.

    Meals are low in sodium or salt and with no added salt.

    * All meals on flights to and from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Middle East are prepared according to the Halal method.

    ** Non-beef meal is served as regular meal in Economy Class on flights between Hong Kong and Taipei/Kaohsiung (and vice versa).

    We regret we are unable to offer any variations on the special meals listing above and we additionally cannot provide personal preference items such as seafood, lobster or steak.

    Note: Please be advised that our crew will not be able to re-heat or chill any personal food items brought on board for consumption, due to hygiene reasons. Any food requiring refrigeration should be packed in either a cool bag or vacuum flask. Passengers may bring their own dry ice in quantities of less than 2.5kg (5.5 lbs) which is suitably packed to allow CO2 gases to evaporate freely. Passengers must identify to airport staff that they are bringing dry ice on board at the time of check-in. If warming of food items are required inflight, please ask our cabin crew for a container with hot water.

    *For Peanut and tree nut allergy information, please refer to the "Peanuts and tree nuts" section below.

    Food allergies

    Although your comfort and safety are our priorities in our lounges and on our aircraft, we cannot guarantee an environment free from allergens. If you wish to be extra cautious, you can request priority boarding in order to wipe down your seating area using your own cleaning materials. Please speak to our cabin crew to learn more about the ingredients in the meals served inflight.

    If you have severe food allergies, consider taking the following precautions:

    • Bringing your own food items
    • Wearing a medical alert bracelet
    • Carry a labelled and prescribed anaphylaxis treatment, such as an EpiPen, and ensure it is ready for administration by you or your companion

    If you have severe allergies, we recommend consulting your doctor to confirm whether you are fit to fly. For any special acommodations, contact Customer Care at least 72 hours before departure.

    Please review our peanut and tree nut policy here  to make your journey as smooth as possible.

    Peanuts and tree nuts

    Meal served to or brought onboard by other passengers may contain peanuts and tree nut products, and our aircraft and airport lounges are not guaranteed peanut or tree nut-free environments. Furthermore, Cathay Pacific Airways cannot provide peanut and tree nut-free meals.

    If you require peanut and tree nut-free meals, we recommend you to bring your own food items that do not require chilling or reheating inflight. We offer peanuts and other tree nut snacks, which passengers in all classes are free to take during the flight.

    Cathay Pacific passengers with a peanut and tree nut allergy can request snacks free of peanut or tree nuts by submitting the Physician’s Statement: Peanut and Tree nut allergies form , where you can also read more about our peanut and tree nuts policy. These replacement snacks are subject to availability.

    Milk allergies

    While we offer a special meal request for "Low Lactose Meals", which exclude dairy products (i.e. milk, dry milk solids, casein, cream, cheese, yoghurt, butter and lactose), these meals are not suitable for passengers with cow's milk allergies. Please refer to our special meals above for more information.

    Related links:
    IATA Information for Allergen-Sensitive Passengers, Link opens in a new window operated by external parties and may not conform to the same accessibility policies as Cathay Pacific

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