Qatar Airways is delighted to announce its collaboration with award-winning Thai chef, Ian Kittichai, who will create signature Thai dishes for the airline starting 1 July 2019. 

The new menus will be available to First and Business Class passengers travelling from Bangkok, Thailand to Doha, Qatar.

Qatar Airways strives for innovation to create a memorable environment onboard, from its cabin interior, to its delicate cuisine designed by the best chefs in the world. The airline is committed to provide passengers with a truly remarkable experience each and every time they fly.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “At Qatar Airways, we are committed to offering our passengers the finest cuisine in the sky. We are excited about our latest collaboration with one of Thailand’s best chefs, Ian Kittichai, and to be able to bring his signature dishes to our passengers travelling from Bangkok. I am sure this exciting new menu concept will be popular with our customers.”  

Chef Ian Kittichai said: “It is an honor to work with Qatar Airways to create a very special inflight dining menu, bringing local Thai flavours and produce to its passengers. 

I am excited to work with a brand so committed to excellence, and I look forward to delighting Qatar Airways passengers with delicious flavours from my homeland.”

 Chef Kittichai’s menu utilises local produce and passengers can look forward to his signature selection including slow cooked beef short rib with grilled banana chili peppers in a southern style curry or coconut poached tiger prawns with heart of palm, bok choy and chu chee curry.

Travellers from Thailand can enjoy greater flexibility with their travel plans with currently up to 63 weekly flights Qatar Airways flies from its four Thai gateways. The airline currently operates 49 weekly flights to Bangkok and 14 weekly flights to Phuket.

A multiple-award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline Awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’.

Qatar Airways led by Mr. Aaron Miles Claxton, (3rd from right) Senior Vice President Catering together with Chef Ian Kittichai (3rd from left) recently launched a special Thai menu at cuisine concept. The new dishes will be available for First and Business class passengers travelling from Bangkok, Thailand to Doha, Qatar starting from July 1st, 2019. Qatar Airways Management attending the launch were Mr. Namit Mediratta, (2nd from left) Representative of Vice President for South East Asia and Mr. Decha Mingkwan, (2nd from right) Senior Development Chef, Catering Department.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The airline will add a number of new destinations to its extensive route network in 2019, including including Izmir, Turkey; Rabat, Morocco; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia and Langkawi, Malaysia.