Korean Air to Offer New Vegan Meals Starting in March

Korean Air will showcase a new Korean-style vegan meal, which is inspired from Korean traditional cuisine, as an inflight meal option starting from March 1.

To accommodate the growing vegan population, Korean Air, which is the largest airline in South Korea, has introduced a Korean-style vegan meal option, an eco-friendly meal that can also help reduce carbon emissions, according to a press release.

Inspired by traditional temple cuisine, the airline’s new Korean vegan meals are made “using a variety of fresh vegetables and seasonal ingredients, bringing passengers an appetizing meal full of natural flavors.” Dishes such as steamed barley rice with burdock, roasted shiitake mushrooms, mung bean jelly salad and roasted tofu with plum salsa sauce can be enjoyed by passengers in all classes, while ginkgo nut porridge and roasted yam with soybean paste will be available forPrestige and First class passengers. Different types of Korean vegan dishes will be served depending on the route and season.

Korean Air currently provides six types of vegetarian meal options: vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, East Asian vegetarian, Hindu vegetarian, Jain vegetarian and raw vegetarian.

Korean vegan meals will be available to pre-order on all international routes departing from Korea in March. Customers may pre order meals through Korean Air’s website, mobile application or service center up to 24 hours prior to their flight’s departure.

Korean Air will also introduce a new selection of carefully curated wines onboard starting from next month. In collaboration with Marc Almert, who was named “World’s Best Sommelier 2019” by the International Sommelier Association, the airline presented 52 newly-selected inflight wines in October last year. The airline’s wine selection, which has formerly been composed mostly of traditional French wines, has expanded to include diverse wines from other European countries and continents. The new selection will be first offered on the airline’s Los Angeles, New York and Paris routes, and will be gradually added to all routes within the year.

Korean Air will continue to introduce a variety of meal options, including Korean cuisine, to provide passengers with a rich inflight experience.