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From lentil and falafel salads to noodles with veg: Australia's most vegan friendly airline, revealed - but can YOU guess which one it is?

  • Flying as a vegan can be difficult as not all in-flight meals are ready to eat
  • Recently-launched menu from Australian airline, Jetstar, has two vegan meals
  • It's the first time an Australian airline has offered vegan meals to travellers 

When you are flying as a vegan it can be difficult, as not all in-flight meals are tailored to the dietary preference.

But all that is now changing, as Australian airline, Jetstar, has become the country's most vegan-friendly airline.

Jetstar's recently-launched new menu includes two vegan options: the Lentil & Tabbouleh SumoSalad with Falafel and Mr Lee’s Noodles with Zen Garden Vegetables. 

When you are flying as a vegan it can be difficult, as not all in-flight meals are tailored to the dietary preference (stock image)

When you are flying as a vegan it can be difficult, as not all in-flight meals are tailored to the dietary preference (stock image)

Jetstar's recently-launched new menu includes two vegan options: the Lentil & Tabbouleh SumoSalad with Falafel and Mr Lee’s Noodles with Zen Garden Vegetables (pictured)

Jetstar's recently-launched new menu includes two vegan options: the Lentil & Tabbouleh SumoSalad with Falafel and Mr Lee’s Noodles with Zen Garden Vegetables (pictured)

The decision has addressed a gap in the market that has been missing and will keep vegan travellers happy and potentially coming back for more. 

It's the first time an Australian airline has offered vegan meals to travellers who purchase meals in-flight without having to order them ahead of time. 

To honour their commitment to making being vegan more accessible the airline has received a Proggy Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

The decision has addressed a gap in the market that has been missing and will keep vegan travellers happy and potentially coming back for more (stock image)

The decision has addressed a gap in the market that has been missing and will keep vegan travellers happy and potentially coming back for more (stock image)

The menu is now available across the international network and will arrive on domestic flights in February (pictured)

The menu is now available across the international network and will arrive on domestic flights in February (pictured)

The Proggy Awards, with 'Proggy' standing for progress, recognises animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture. 

The menu is now available across the international network and will arrive on domestic flights in February.

'Australians are now searching for vegan food everywhere, whether they're in a supermarket, in a café, or 30,000 feet in the air,' PETA Corporate Liaison Emily Rice said.

'Australians are now searching for vegan food everywhere, whether they're in a supermarket, in a café, or 30,000 feet in the air,' PETA Corporate Liaison Emily Rice said (stock image)

'Australians are now searching for vegan food everywhere, whether they're in a supermarket, in a café, or 30,000 feet in the air,' PETA Corporate Liaison Emily Rice said (stock image)

'Cruelty-free culture has taken off around Australia, and we applaud Jetstar for listening to the demand.'

Within the last 12 months the vegan lifestyle has exploded in the country and according to Google Trends data, Australians searched for 'vegan' more than people in any other nation during 2017.

PETA said that they hope that this will encourage other airlines to follow suit and they believe it is a step in the right direction.   

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