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.
This is misinterpreted. Non-veg was earlier also not in that category of snacks-Mahesh Sharma,MoS,Civil Aviation pic.twitter.com/GbFMbWNeaD
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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)