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Asian Vegetarian Airline Meals

Find out which airlines offer Asian Vegetarian airline meals on their flights and learn how you can request a AVML with your flight.

See other meals for dietary requirements and religious meal types.

See all other special meal types.

Vegetable curry

What is an Asian Vegetarian Airline Meal?

An Asian vegetarian airline meal is a meal type that is suitable for vegetarian passengers. The meal excludes all meat, fish and eggs but may contain other dairy products such as milk. The Asian vegetarian airline meal is cooked in an Indian-style and is often spicy. 

The Asian vegetarian meal usually falls under the category of 'vegetarian meals' but as it's a meal type that is designed for the Hindu community, it can also fall under the 'religious meal' category. The Asian vegetarian meal is also referred to as an 'Indian vegetarian meal' or a 'Hindu vegetarian meal' — not to be confused with the (non-vegetarian) Hindu meal.


What is the Asian Vegetarian Airline Meal Code?

The airline meal code for an Asian vegetarian meal is AVML.


How do I order an Asian Vegetarian Airline meal?

You can order an Asian vegetarian airline meal either at the time of booking or by contacting us or the airline that you have booked with post-booking.

Please be aware, special meals are unavailable to request if it's too soon to your flight. Take a look at our table below to see when the deadline is for each airline.


What is an Example of an Asian Vegetarian Airline Meal?

An Asian vegetarian airline meal will often consist of an Indian-style curry, with either potato, peas or other vegetables. This will be accompanied by rice, a bread roll or flatbread, a side salad, dessert and water.

The Asian vegetarian meal is cooked with many different strong-tasting herbs and spices.


Are Asian Vegetarian Airline Meals Better?

If you like spicy food, cooked in an Indian-style with a variety of flavours, you might prefer Asian vegetarian airline meals over other vegetarian meal types. 

Ginger and spices

Which airlines offer Asian Vegetarian airline meals?


Adria Airways x 48
Aegean Airlines x 24
Aer Lingus - 48
Aeroflot - -
Aerolineas Argentinas x 72
Aeromexico - -
Air Astana x 24
Air Baltic - -
Air Canada x 24
Air China x 48*
Air France x 48
Air India x 72
Air New Zealand x 24
Air Serbia x 48
Air Tahiti Nui - -
Air Transat x 72
Aircalin - -
Alitalia x 24
All Nippon Airways x 24
American Airlines x 24
Asiana Airlines - -
Austrian Airlines x 48
Avianca x 24
Azul Airlines - -
Bangkok Airways x 24
British Airways x 48
Brussels Airlines x 48
Caribbean Airlines - -
Cathay Dragon x 24
Cathay Pacific x 24
China Airlines x 24
China Eastern - -
China Southern x 48
Condor Airlines - -
Copa Airlines - -
Croatia Airlines x 24
Delta Airlines x 24
Egyptair - -
EL AL - -
Emirates - -
Etihad x 72
Eva Air x 72
Finnair x 24
Garuda Indonesia x 24*
Gulf Air x 24
Hainan Airlines x 48
Hawaiian Airlines - -
Hong Kong Airlines x 24
Iberia x 24
Icelandair - -
Indigo x 24
Jet Airways x 24
Jetstar - -
KLM x 48
Korean Air x 24
La Compagnie x 51
Lufthansa x 24
Malaysia Airlines x 24
Middle East Airlines (MEA) - -
Oman Air x 24
Pakistan International Airlines - -
Philippine Airlines x 48
Qantas x 36
Qatar Airways - 24
Royal Jordanian x 24
SAS Scandinavian Airlines x 24
Shenzhen Airlines - -
Silk Air x 32
Singapore Airlines x 24
South African Airways x 48
Spicejet x 24
Sri Lankan Airlines x 48
Swiss International Airlines x 24
TAP Portugal x 24
Tarom Airlines - -
Thai Airways - -
Turkish Airlines x 24
United Airlines x 24
Vietnam Airlines x 24
Virgin Atlantic x 48
Virgin Australia x 48
Vistara x 24
Xiamen Airlines - -
XL Airways - -