Long-haul flights

We've created 14 special meals to meet many religious, ethnic, or dietary meal requirements. You should request your special meal at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your departure by advising your travel agent or Air New Zealand. If you would like the same meal onboard your Tasman & Pacific Island connecting flight (for example Brisbane - (Auckland) - Los Angeles), please contact us to organise this.

If you are on a connecting flight with another airline and you need a special meal, please contact that airline directly to organise your meal.

Tasman and Pacific Island flights*

Business Class customers can request a special meal from the long-haul selection of 14 special meals.

Economy Class customers can request a Child meal (CHML), Gluten Intolerant meal (GFML) or Vegetarian (VGML) meal. If you are travelling to or from Denpasar (Bali), Honolulu, Papeete or Perth a Diabetic meal (DBML) is also available.


Meals must be selected online or requested through our Contact Centre or your travel agent at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your departure. Please note that if a child’s meal is not requested a standard meal will be provided.

If you have other special dietary needs, you are welcome to bring your own pre-packed snacks onboard. You are also welcome to bring non-alcoholic drinks for your consumption onboard, provided they have a spill-proof lid on them. Please however keep in mind security regulations regarding the carriage of restricted items such as liquids, aerosols, gels and pastes in the cabin.

Please note that if you have booked with Air New Zealand on a NZ7000 series flight, Virgin Australia do not offer special meals.

Special meal options

Meals for Infants and Children
BBML Baby/Infant Suitable for children aged under 2 years. Please contact us to request this meal.
CHML Child Suitable for children aged 2 years or over.
Vegetarian Meals
VLML Vegetarian
Lacto Ovo
Vegetarian meal which may contain egg and/or dairy products.
VGML Vegetarian Vegan For vegans or pure vegetarians, strict vegetarian foods with no dairy or egg products.
AVML Vegetarian Hindu Spicy vegetarian combinations Indian style with limited use of dairy products.
VOML Vegetarian Oriental Vegetarian foods prepared Chinese style.
VJML Vegetarian Jain Vegetarian foods prepared Indian style according to Jain customs.
Other Special Meals
GFML Gluten Intolerant Gluten intolerant customers, not suitable for Gluten allergic customers.
DBML Diabetic Diabetic customers, low sugar, no added sugar.
KSML Kosher Meal
Customers wishing to follow Jewish customs. Foods chosen, prepared and served in accordance with Jewish dietary laws and customs. Not guaranteed on flights from Apia, Nadi, Papeete, Rarotonga or Tonga if requested within 4 days of travel.
MOML Moslem Meal
Customers wishing to follow Moslem customs. Foods chosen, prepared and served in accordance with Moslem dietary laws and customs. Will not contain pork or pork products, gelatine, alcohol, shellfish or any other animal by-products. No Haram (forbidden) products will be used. Meat other than pork may be included. Meals prepared in Halal kitchens are only available on flights from Auckland, Christchurch, Nadi, Hong Kong, Osaka, Narita and London.
HNML Hindu Meal
Customers wishing to follow Hindu customs. Food prepared according to Hindu customs and respecting Hindu dietary practices and beliefs.
LFML Low Fat Meal
Customers wishing to follow a fat restricted diet.
FPML Fruit Platter
Customers wishing to eat a meal with no additives/preservatives.