New Delhi, July 10, 2017: Loss-laden National passenger carrier Air India has on Monday stopped serving non-vegetarian meals to passengers onboard its domestic flights’ economy class segment.
“Air India has taken a conscious decision not to have a non-vegetarian meal in economy class on its domestic flights,” a statement from Air India said.
According to the statement, the move would help the airline to reduce wastage and cost and to improve its catering services.
“This step is intended to reduce the cost as well as the cabin weight of the aircraft and allow our crew to provide better onboard service. The step will also result in a reduction of food wastage,” the official told media.
The move comes as AI’s debt burden of over Rs 52,000 crore and mounting losses have led the government to decide to sell it off.