Special meals on Air New Zealand flights

Our pre-order special meals cater for a wide range of dietary and cultural needs including gluten intolerance, vegetarian, diabetic, and infants and children.

A range of special meals are available on our long haul international services. On Australian and Pacific Island flights we offer a non-dairy vegetarian, gluten intolerant, and children's meals when the fare purchased includes a meal. Business Premier™ customers are able to choose from our full cuisine offering.

Our special meals are available to anyone with an Air New Zealand international ticket, except Seat or Seat + Bag fares and on our NZ7000 series flights operated by Virgin Australia.

Ordering a special meal to suit your dietary requirement

To ensure availability of your preference, special meals must be ordered at least 24 hours before your flight is due to depart. If booking online, you can request a special meal at the same time you enter passenger details in the booking process. If you are already booked, please contact Air New Zealand on 0800 737 000 with your booking reference to arrange a special meal.

If you are on a connecting flight with another airline and you need a special meal, please contact that airline directly to organise your food on board.

View sample menus of the fresh, innovative cuisine we offer on board Air New Zealand flights as part of our regular inflight service.

 
Gluten Intolerant

 GFML

For gluten intolerant but not gluten allergic or dairy intolerant customers

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
Vegetarian

VGML

For vegans or pure vegetarians, strict vegetarian foods with no dairy or egg products

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
Diabetic

 DBML

Low sugar, no added sugar

 Yes

 Yes

Available for Premium Economy, and Economy fares to/from Bali, Honolulu, Perth, Ho Chi Minh City and Papeete 

 
Muslim 

MOML

Meals chosen, prepared and served in accordance with Muslim dietary laws and customs; will not contain pork or pork products, gelatine, alcohol, shellfish or any other animal by-products; no Haram (forbidden) products will be used; meat other than pork may be included; meals prepared in Halal kitchens

Yes

Yes

Only available on Sydney-Rarotonga and Auckland-Perth flights

 
Baby

BBML

Pureed packaged prorpietary brand infant food - recommended for parents to carry preferred food also

Yes

Yes

No

 
Children

CHML

For children, not infants, who can eat solid foods and are travelling on purchased fares

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
Low-fat

LFML

For customers wishing to follow a fat restricted diet

Yes 

 Yes

No

 
Fruit platter 

FPML

A fruit only option

Yes 

 Yes

No 

 
Lacto Ovo

VLML

May contain egg and/or dairy products

Yes 

 Yes

No

 
Vegan

VGML

With no dairy or egg products

Yes 

 Yes

Yes

 
Hindu

AVML

Spicy Indian style with limited use of dairy products

Yes 

 Yes

No

 
Oriental

VOML

Prepared Chinese style

Yes 

 Yes

No 

 
Jain

VJML

Prepared Indian style according to Jain customs

 Yes

 Yes

No

 
Hindu

HNML

Food prepared according to Hindu customs and respecting Hindu dietary practices and beliefs

 Yes

 Yes

No 

 
Kosher

KSML

Foods chosen, prepared and served in accordance with Jewish dietary laws and customs; not guaranteed on flights from Apia, Nadi, Papeete, Rarotonga or Tonga; not guaranteed on flights if requested within 4 days of travel

Yes, though not guaranteed on flights from Apia, Nadi, Papeete, Rarotonga, or Tonga; also not guaranteed on flights if requested within 4 days of travel

 Yes

No

 
Muslim 

MOML

Foods chosen, prepared and served in accordance with Muslim dietary laws and customs; will not contain pork or pork products, gelatine, alcohol, shellfish or any other animal by-products; no Haram (forbidden) products will be used; meat other than pork may be included

Available on flights from Auckland, Christchurch, Sydney, Perth, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Narita, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Buenos Aires, and Vancouver

Available on flights from Auckland, Christchurch, Sydney, Perth, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Narita, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Buenos Aires, and Vancouver

 No

Self-catering

If you can't find a suitable meal from the options we offer, you're welcome to bring your own food. Please ensure it doesn't require heating or refrigeration. Also remember to plan your meal around the security screening restrictions on liquids, pastes and gels.

Peanut, nut and other food allergies

We do not use peanuts, peanut products or derivatives of peanuts in our meals. However we cannot exclude trace elements of peanuts from the aircraft, as Air New Zealand's in-flight meals are prepared at over 20 kitchens globally.

Other nuts are used in our meals and served as a pre-dinner snack in Business class. Peanut snacks aren't served in any class. Unfortunately we cannot alter meals or snacks or remove them from flights.

As we cannot control what is brought on board or left behind by other passengers, we are unable to provide an allergen-free environment.

Allergy medication

If you have allergy concerns, we recommend you travel with prescribed medication and, if necessary, someone to help you take it in an emergency. Read about Air New Zealand's position on food allergies. Our cabin crew are not allowed to administer medication, however our international services carry a comprehensive physician's kit for use by any doctor on board. Further information around medical conditions and clearance to travel can be found on our Medical conditions page.

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