10 July, New Delhi
National passenger carrier Air India on Monday said that it has stopped serving non-vegetarian meals on all its domestic economy class flights.
“Air India has taken a conscious decision not to have non-vegetarian meals in economy class on its domestic flights,” an Air India statement said, adding this would help reduce wastage and costs and also improve its catering services.
According to a senior official, the move has been implemented since last week.
“This step is intended to reduce the cost as well as the cabin weight of the aircraft and allow our crew to provide better on board service. The step will also result in reduction of food wastage,” the official told IANS.
In 2016, the flag-carrier had stopped serving non-vegetarian meals to economy class passengers on short duration (around 90 minutes) domestic flights.