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What is the Flight Special...

Special Meal is an important part of the airline Catering service, passengers require a special meal for several reasons, such as for religion, Health, diet or for tastes preferences.

Special meals Codes:

When passengers place their order through travel agents, Charter Companies or direct reservations, these special meals are generally coded into four letters according to IATA (International Air Transport Association), this coding helps caterers to understand the actual requirements of the ordered meals, and use the common ingredients suitable for the airlines and passengers.

The list of the Special meals IATA Designations codes can be categorized according to the following table:

 

List of the Special meals (SPML)

Vegetarian Meals

VGML

Standard Vegetarian Meals

VVML

Vegetarian Vegan Meal Same to VGML

VOML

Vegetarian Oriental Meal (prepared Chinese or Oriental-style.)

VLML

Vegetarian Lacto – OVO Meals

AVML

Asian Vegetarian Meals

FPML

Fruit Platter meals

RVML

Raw Vegetable Meal 

Medical Health Care Meals

LSML

Low Sodium Meals

LFML

Low Fat meals / Low cholesterol meals

LPML

Low protein Meal

LCML

Low Calorie Meal

DBML

Diabetic Meal

PFML

Peanut Free Meal

GFML

Gluten Free Meal

NLML

Non-Lactose Meal

BLML

Bland / Soft Meal

HFML

High Fiber Meal

PRML

Low purine meal

ALML

Allergen Meal

Religious Meal

KSML

Kosher Meal

KSMLS

Kosher Meal Snack

MOML

Muslim Meal

HNML

Hindu Non-vegetarian Meal

VJML

Vegetable Jain Meal

Children / Infant Meal

BBML

Baby meal (under three years old)

CHML

Child meal (for children aged three years and older)

Special Preferences meals 

OBML

Japanese Obento Meal

ORML

Oriental Meal- The main course is a hot-flavored dish in an “Oriental style”

RFML

Refugee Meal

CAKE

Birthday Cake

JPML

Japanese Meal

JNML

Junior Meal

NBML

No Beef Meal

NFML

No Fish Meal

SFML

Sea Food Meal

 

More information about the main ingredients that shall be used or banned for each meal type will be explained in separate articles.

For more information about Special meals SPML, Please don’t hesitate to contact our 24/7 catering operations on Catering@ifpls.aero

 

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