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Emirates Flight Catering has been awarded the 'Highly Protected Risk Award' by FM Global, a great honour, signifying our dedication towards safety in all areas of our business.
Throughout 2016, Emirates Flight Catering has developed a strong working relationship with Dubai SME and has subsequently just held it's first SME Open Day.
Emirates Flight Catering received the highest number of appreciation and praise from the crew amongst all Virgin Atlantic’s network of caterers for the period of January – August 2016.
Love them or loathe them, airline meals turn 97 years old this year. That's an awful lot of chicken or fish. The first was served back in 1919 on a Handley Page flight from London to Paris where, sensibly, they chose to serve only sandwiches and fruit. Almost a century later the scale of airline meals is staggering, nowhere more so than at the Emirates Flight Catering facility in Dubai.The airline, one of the world's largest, prepares up to 180,000 meals every day for more than 400 daily flights to 142 destinations.
Some 65% of all the airline's meals are made in Dubai. The rest come from its catering stations around the globe, with 24 in the Asia Pacific region alone.
In 1919, the first airline meal was served by Handley Page Transport on a flight from London to Paris. Passengers were served a pre-packed lunch box that cost 3 shillings (about Dh35 today, on a retail price index basis).
Almost a century later, at one of the largest airline kitchens in the world, the Emirates Catering Facility, is capable of producing 115,000 meals per day.