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Emirates Sees a 40% Increase in Plant-Based Meal Requests on Flights

By Carly Sitzer

The people have spoken — and they’ve made it abundantly clear that plant-based diets are here to stay, no matter where in the world you are. While the United States has seen a shift towards more people following plant-based diets, it’s clear that the trend is international — and doesn’t stop when people are in transit! 

Live Kindly reported that Emirates Airlines has served more than 20,000 vegan meals while aboard their flights this month alone — which represents a 40 percent increase in people choosing a vegetarian/vegan option. The airline makes more than 200,000 meals daily — and in 2019, vegan dinners are now the third most popular request, per Time Out Dubai

The Dubai-based airline has made a significant effort when it comes to offering their customers delicious meals without any meat or dairy, and their efforts have been recognized, with Vegan News naming Emirates the Best Airline for Vegan Meals.