SWISS serves up Christmas cheer on board

11 December 2009

During the festive season, SWISS treats passengers to typical Swiss Christmas baked sweets and also serves them a special Christmas menu. Passengers on board flights on New Year’s Eve are treated to a glass of champagne or Prosecco.

Traditional Swiss Christmas cookies such as lemon-flavoured Mailänderli and cinnamon-flavoured Zimtsterne are served with tea and coffee. Tiny chocolate Christmas trees are distributed to passengers in SWISS Business on long-haul flights, while passengers in SWISS First receive selected Christmas pralines from the renowned confectioner Sprüngli.

For the holiday season SWISS has a special Christmas menu in store for passengers on flights departing from Zurich. Those in First Class enjoy an exquisite duo of cured roe ham and roe terrine with pear-cowberry chutney followed by a glazed turkey breast with chestnut filling. To complement the Christmas menu, exclusive wines are served. Business Class passengers on long-haul routes are treated to a trilogy of salmon – smoked, graved and in tartar form with wasabi cream. This appetiser is followed by a main course of honey and rosemary glazed turkey breast stuffed with chestnuts. Passengers in Economy Class enjoy a meal of turkey breast with gravy, potato dumplings and red cabbage. Meals in all three classes conclude with a delightful gingerbread creation.

The festive mood is also fostered in the SWISS lounges, where seasonal decorations create the ambience. Lounge visitors can enjoy gingerbread, seasonal baked goods and traditional Christmas cake.

SWISS celebrates the change of year with lounge guests by offering a glass of champagne or Prosecco.