Emirates flies daily to Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Hamburg with direct connections from New Zealand flights at Dubai.
The celebrations kick off in the iconic A380 onboard lounge on Dubai-Germany sectors with Paulaner Oktoberfestbier served in a traditional stein or German beer glass. Paulaner is a mainstay at the festival and has played an active part in Oktoberfest for over 200 years. Today, Paulaner is one of only six breweries to serve at the event, giving customers an authentic Okotberfest celebration at 40,000 feet on Emirates.
The A380 onboard lounge, open to First Class and Business Class customers, will also serve a selection of Bavarian pastries and snacks such as pretzels, Baumkuchen, Plum Streusel, Linzer cake and Sacher cake.
For a truly German experience, customers can also savour assorted sandwiches created for the Oktoberfest celebrations on board. The selection includes a Pretzel Roll filled with Egg Mayonnaise and Cress and a Turkey Meat Loaf Roll. These will be complemented with Obatzda and Duck Schmalz dips.
In First and Business Class, customers travelling from Dubai to Germany can enjoy a seasonal menu of Chicken Nürnberger Sausage served with mashed potatoes, sour cabbage and mustard. This special Oktoberfest meal is in addition to the usual regional gourmet cuisine served on all Emirates flights. Customers in Economy Class travelling to Germany can look forward to chicken with mushroom sauce and Bavarian Kraut.
The Emirates Lounges in Germany, where First and Business Class passengers, and Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum members can relax prior to their flight, will also offer a special Oktoberfest selection on its menus. During the festival, the lounges will serve minced meat patties known as Frikadellen, Leberkäs Weisswurst with Soft Pretzels and Obazda in addition to the regular full menu selection.
In all classes, Emirates serves multi course meals prepared by award winning chefs. The regionally inspired cuisine is often complemented by seasonal offerings, such as Christmas meals as well as Lunar New Year, Diwali and Eid menus. The Oktoberfest spread is exclusively available on routes to and from Germany.
Emirates operates several daily connections to Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf with its flagship Airbus A380. From October 29, the A380 will also be in service on one of the two daily Hamburg flights.