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Economy meal service

If you're travelling with us in Economy we want you to be excited by what you see when it comes to food and drink.

We've worked really hard to give you something that feels much more like what you’d experience on the ground. You'll find a balance of light, healthy dishes with lots and lots of flavour, along with loads of considered surprises that we hope you'll love.

Taste the difference

In Economy we focus on offering you good quality food, done consistently well. We like to work with simple, seasonal ingredients presented elegantly. And of course, served with the warmth and flair we're famous for.


We'll hand you a bottle of water as you settle in to help you keep hydrated on your flight. We'll also come round with a pre-dinner drinks service offering a good selection of beers, wine and spirit miniatures, as well as soft drinks which you can drink at your own pace.

Economy meal

Dinner is served

For the main event you'll be served a tasty meal including a cold starter, choice of three nutritious hot main dishes, pudding, cheese and biscuits and fresh bread, along with either red or white wine to set it all off. To finish, we'll then serve tea or coffee (or hot chocolate instead of coffee on night flights).

View our sample menus

 Virgin Atlantic Economy Afternoon tea

Something for later on

Depending on your flight and whether you're travelling by day or night, we'll offer afternoon tea, breakfast or another light meal later on so you'll never arrive at your destination on an empty stomach.

Special dietary requirements

Tasty alternatives

We won't make a meal out of giving you the right food.

Special dietary requirements

Are my meal choices guaranteed?

Whilst we do our best to give all passengers a choice of meal and ensure that a pre-requested meal is available, there may be occasions where this is not possible. Due to the operational nature of our service, meal choices cannot be guaranteed.

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