Air India to serve hot vegetarian meals on short duration domestic flights

The national carrier has also decided to struck off both tea and coffee from its lunch and dinner menu.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 26, 2015 6:57 pm
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Air India on Saturday clarified that the airline will be serving proper hot vegetarian meals on their 60 to 90 minutes domestic flights. In a statement issued on Saturday, the airline said, “Air India presently provides cold vegetarian snacks on flights of 60 to 90 minutes flights duration. Air India will now be serving proper hot vegetarian meals on these 60 to 90 minutes flights. There will be a review after obtaining passengers’ feedback. On flights exceeding 90 minutes, the present choice of veg and non-veg meals will continue.”

Earlier, there were reports of Air India deciding to not serve non-vegetarian food to its economy class passengers from January 1 on flights up to 90 minutes duration.

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As of now, Air India serves sandwich (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian) and cake on its flights, which are up to 90 minutes of duration, which will be discontinued from January 1, 2016, replaced with “all vegetarian” hot meal, an airline circular said.

“It has been decided to provide all Indian vegetarian hot meals in economy class on all domestic sector flights between 61 and 90 minutes duration from January 1, 2016.” the circular issued late last week said.

Air India had flown 1.18-million passengers with a market share of 16.2 per cent in the previous month.

(with PTI Inputs)

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  1. S
    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:41 am
    So THIS is why all international Air India flights have insufficient Veg meals, DESPITE request for the same when checking in online. Geniuses...(...not!)
    1. A
      Dec 27, 2015 at 12:40 am
      At least 70 of my friends have NOT watched DILWALE in theaters. PLEASE UPDATE if similar is the case around you. The money saved is being used to distribute blankets to the needy.
      1. B
        Dec 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm
        Nobody is going to die without any meals on a 90=-minute flights !n.
        1. G
          Dec 26, 2015 at 10:58 am
          Why do you need to eat on 90 minutes or even 180 minutes flights?
          1. A
            Dec 26, 2015 at 4:32 pm
            Best to keep your disgusting ideas to yourself. could be on the board of advisors to like minded......
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