Qatar Airways has launched a special curated selection of festive treats and decorations onboard and in lounges to mark the Lunar New Year.
Traditional ‘hóngbāo’ red envelopes were given to all passengers travelling on selected routes over the holiday weekend and celebrations extended to the Al Safwa First and Al Mourjan Business Lounge at Hamad International Airport (HIA) too.
Gifts included complimentary Super Wi-Fi codes, 22% Qatar Duty Free discount and a celebratory Golden Mandarin Mule mocktail. Special dishes from a bespoke à la carte menu included Peking Duck Roll for appetisers, Stir Fried Noodles with Tiger Prawns as the main course and Beef Cheek with vegetable fried rice as a light option. For dessert, passengers received traditional Mandarin Mousse – the mandarin orange is traditionally a symbol of prosperity.
The dishes were presented with red lanterns and complemented with a Chinese knot tassel and a red band.
Economy passengers also had the option of Green Tea Soba Salad for appetisers, Sweet & Sour Chicken with Vegetable Fried Rice as the main course and Tofu Cheese Mousse with Red Sesame Crumble for dessert, presented on a themed tray mat along with chopsticks and a red cutlery band that symbolises prosperity and good fortune.