Iran Air Catering was established in 1346 and has been operating in the field of the food preparation industry for more than 40 years. This catering is benefiting from the most up-to-date equipment and provides a menu by the principles of nutrition.
Iran Air catering uses fresh raw materials and experienced plus professional staff. This catering has compliance with food safety with GMP / GHP principles and confirmation of the healthiness of food by advanced laboratories. These expert features make Iran Air catering unique compared to other catering in the Middle East.
In this regard, Iran Air catering has been successful in obtaining HACCP, ISO 9001-2008, and ISO 22000-2005 certifications to comply with global food industry standards and food safety and quality management. Also, receiving the NACI standard from Iran’s National Certification Center is one of the other honors of Iran Air catering.
Air catering is one of the most sensitive types of catering, which includes the most important quality element in an airline because the provision and service of meals have a significant impact on the level of satisfaction of airline passengers.
In this section, airlines either employ advanced and efficient kitchens and catering systems to serve their passengers, or they have catering facilities, in both cases, meals must be prepared within 3 to 12 hours. before the flight and using vehicles equipped with cooling equipment with standard temperature to be transported to the desired airport and after being placed in special containers to be transported inside the plane.
Airplane meals are usually distributed to passengers 10 to 15 minutes after takeoff.
Iran Air catering at Mehrabad Airport
Iran Air catering at Mehrabad Airport is a space of 8033 square meters. This wide collection includes the administrative department, food preparation, and production, warehouse with global standards, etc. In this large kitchen, more than 1,000 people work in 4 different shifts and produce more than 32,000 servings of hot, cold, and snack food for domestic and international flights.
Iran Air catering at Imam Khomeini International Airport
In addition, Imam Khomeini Airport catering is also built in the area of 16,000 square meters on three floors under the supervision of a German company and equipped with devices such as food preparation and production, chemical control laboratories, and other advanced equipment with international standards. In addition to Tehran airports, Iran Air catering has active branches in Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, and Tabriz.
Iran Air catering is different according to the type of flight class:
Normal flight class
The meal service of Iran Air passengers is based on the duration of the flight, flight route, etc., and there is a high variety in this type of service. Currently, Iran Air Catering offers hot food and hot snacks to passengers on flights that last more than an hour.
special flight class (Iran Air class)
Food service for special Iran Air class passengers has a variety and special quality. These services include:
- Serving food in porcelain
- Choice of three types of food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Presenting a saffron gift package
- Serving tea and herbal teas in different flavors
- Serving passengers with fruits and flowers
Multi-travel passenger service
Frequent travelers of Iran Air can join the customer club of this company. in addition to receiving a variety of services, they can benefit from special food facilities including a special menu and valuable advertising gifts with the logo of the national airline of Iran.
Maintaining the health of passengers during the flight is an important point for airlines. Considering this important issue, Iran Air has made every effort to offer a safe flight to its guests by providing suitable food service. In this regard, Iran Air has put all kinds of food with appetizing decorations in its special food service. This menu includes special foods for diabetic patients, without cholesterol, diet foods, vegetarian foods, etc.
Passengers can contact Iran Air reservations 48 hours before the flight and declare their diet. Or ask your ticket expert to do it for you when buying plane tickets through airline agencies.
Special food menus for Iran Air international flights
Respecting the food taste of its passengers, Iran Airlines offers the following food menu on international flights.
diet foods: sugar-free, gluten-free, low-cholesterol, salt-free, non-flatulent, uric acid-free, low-calorie, and lactose-free foods are included in this group.
Foods for vegetarians: meat-free foods with eggs and dairy products, vegetarian foods without dairy products, and animal products such as eggs, honey, etc., vegetable foods with Asian spices and fruit plates are included in this category.
Religious dishes: In this menu, dishes without beef and veal are served for people who follow Hinduism.
Special children’s menu: dear children can serve light dishes such as mashed potatoes, meat, and fresh fruits, which are very appetizingly decorated.
Seafood: Iran Air food catering includes a variety of seafood and Mediterranean dishes.
The usual schedule of food service on domestic flights of Iran Air based on the time of departure
Since the well-being and comfort of passengers during the flight is considered one the fundamental characteristics of the airline industry, the way and hours of catering services during the trip are also of particular importance.
On planes with heating facilities, breakfast is served with tea and coffee, otherwise, the juice is served. It should be noted that on flights of more than two hours, in addition to tea and coffee, the juice is also served.
It is a short reception between the main meals, which includes juice along with one of the snack items, sweets or cakes, pistachios or almonds, a type of fruit, or prepared desserts.
lunch and dinner
On domestic flights, due to the short travel time and restrictions inside the plane, lunch and dinner are served with cold food service, and due to the disadvantages of carbonated drinks, during the flight and in all seasons, fruit juice is served.
In this article, we discussed the features and types of food services of Iran Air. As an experienced airline, Iran Air has all the elements of a good catering service. Iran Air catering is one of the largest catering companies in the Middle East. With the support of more than 40 years of activity in the field of domestic and international flights, Iran Air catering provides the best food services to its passengers.