Emirates Airlines is set to immerse its passengers in the festive spirit of the world-famous Oktoberfest. From 16 September to 3 October, travelers on flights to and from German cities including Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, and Frankfurt will be treated to traditional Bavarian cuisine and popular German entertainment.
The Oktoberfest celebration onboard will feature a Bavarian-themed menu for both lunch and dinner. Passengers in Economy will relish a Bavarian starter, main course, and dessert on outbound flights. Meanwhile, those in Business and First Class can savor these delights on both inbound and outbound journeys. The iconic onboard A380 lounge will offer bistro bites, and passengers can also indulge in classic Oktoberfest dishes in Emirates’ world-class airport lounges, all complemented by the refreshing Loewenbrau beer.
First and Business Class passengers are in for a culinary treat with appetizers like Obatzda, Emmental, and cream cheese, followed by delectable main courses such as slow-cooked veal cheeks and fleischpflanzerl. Dessert offerings include the classic Apfelstrudel for First Class and a scrumptious German Apple Cake for Business Class. Economy passengers won’t be left out, with a menu featuring roasted chicken with paprika and a moist apple cake.
The A380 onboard lounge will serve bite-sized Oktoberfest sandwiches, including favorites like cream cheese with chives and the quintessential German pretzel. As a sweet touch, passengers will be offered pastries like lebkuchenherzen and strawberry cheesecake. Before disembarking, travelers will receive a special gingerbread heart adorned with Oktoberfest decorations.
For those visiting the airport lounges in Munich and Düsseldorf, a spread of traditional dishes awaits, from Käsepätzle, the German take on mac and cheese, to the essential pretzels and flavorful chicken thighs.
To complete the Oktoberfest experience, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment, ice, will feature a rich selection of German movies, including classics starring Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. Music enthusiasts can also groove to 28 German playlists, amidst a vast library of 6,500 channels.
Emirates will be ringing in Oktoberfest across its current operations, including triple daily flights from Dubai to Frankfurt and double daily flights to Munich, Dusseldorf, and Hamburg.