AirAsia and AirAsia X Offer New On-Board Menu Items Ahead of Deepavali

30th Sep 2016

If you decide to travel with AirAsia or AirAsia X these days ahead of the Deepavali festival, make sure to check the new menu on your flight. You might find some very interesting and savory dishes.

The two Malaysian airlines will offer India’s popular chicken dish Ashok’s Butter Masala Chicken Biryani on-board flights with the AK (AirAsia) and D7 (AirAsia X) code. If pre-booked online at, Ashok’s Butter Masala Chicken Biryani will cost passengers RM12 and if they purchase the dish on-board, then it will cost RM15.

Murukku is available on-board for only RM5 per one serving.

AirAsia BIG members will also have the opportunity to pre-book Ashok’s Butter Masala Chicken Biryani or Kabali Vegetable Biryani from today until 29th October when traveling on Malaysia AirAsia flights. This will earn them 100 AirAsia BIH points, while pre-booking any other meals will earn passengers 50 AirAsia BIG points.

AirAsia X passengers will also be able to enjoy the taste of Ashok’s Butter Masala Chicken Biryani, as well as other festive menu items such as Idli with Sambar served with Kesari or Roti Prata with Chicken Curry on selected destinations as of 15th October this year.

AirAsia also added some new snacks on-board its planes for travelers to munch on, including Nachos with Salsa Dip. This snack can be ordered on AirAsia flights for RM10 on AirAsia (AK) flights, or RM12 and paired with a can of Coca Cola on AirAsia X (D7) flights.

Head of Commercial at AirAsia Bhd Spencer Lee said the following about the new menu items on-board AirAsia and AirAsia X flights ahead of Deepavali festival:

Food is an integral part of our culture especially when it comes to festive celebrations, and we are pleased to add these festive menu items to our inflight meal offerings. We hope that those travelling back home to celebrate Deepavali next month will feel the familiarity and warmth of our special menu items, while other guests can experience the various tastes that AirAsia can offer on-board our flights.

Deepavali (or Diwali) is an ancient Indian festival celebrated every year in spring on the southern hemisphere or in autumn on the northern hemisphere and is an official holiday in India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Fiji, Myanmar, Mauritius, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana. It celebrates the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair and good over evil.

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