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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 nutricious 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.

Lorraine Pascale childrens meals

Lorraine Pascale's tasty children's dishes

We’ve teamed up with celeb chef Lorraine Pascale to create delicious children's meals with a home-cooked feel.

More on our team-up with Lorraine

Little Red (UK domestic)

For breakfast flights before 9am, we’re serving up delicious hot breakfast rolls, served with tea, coffee and juice.

After breakfast, we’ll serve your choice of cookies or crisps and a full bar service. Scotland’s favourite soft drink, IRN-BRU will be available on our flights to and from Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Please note that special meal requests are not available on Virgin Atlantic Little Red.

Take a look at the Little Red page for more information about our domestic flights.