Food portions are being increased as part of a new economy class service on Qatar Airways flights.

The Middle East carrier has also pledged to cut down on single-use plastics

Branded ‘Quisine’, the new in-flight offering is being phased in across the network, starting with flights to and from Brussels, Cardiff, Gothenburg, Moscow and St Petersburg to Doha.  

Food portions are to increase by 25% to 50% with a greater focus on the use of local, fresh and healthy ingredients that are in season.

Meals will also feature individually wrapped warm bread and an individual bottle of water.

A wider selection of mid-flight film snacks includes cheese and crackers, chocolate bar, crisps and popcorn.

Menu cards are being redesigned to include a service timeline on all long-haul and ultra long-haul flights.

A pre-dinner drinks option will also be available on flights of more than five hours duration, with sparkling wine and cocktail snacks available before the main meal is served. 

Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “These latest on-board dining enhancements will undoubtedly provide our passengers with an even higher level of satisfaction and luxury.

“We have carefully crafted our new economy class experience to offer a proposition that ensures our passengers’ journeys are best in class. 

“In addition to our products, which showcase a new retail style of tableware, we have also focused on the reduction of single use plastics with the introduction of more sustainable products.”