Cash-starved Air India changes menu of short-haul flights

Air India
New Delhi, Feb 1: Cash-strapped national carrier Air India (AI) has changed its on-board catering menu in the economy class section of short-haul domestic flights.

With this change, the national carrier will offer only pre-packed snacks which include dry snacks, water and juice in tetra packs instead of full meals as done earlier. However, Coffee/tea will be served on request.

"In line with the industry practice, AI has decided to revise the on-board catering services in the economy class for short duration domestic flights with effect from Feb 1," read an official statement from Air India.

The statement further said, on flights up to 90 minutes duration, service will be of snack boxes containing of sandwiches, brownie and water in addition to coffee/tea.

AI also made it clear that the present on-board catering service will continue for the passengers in executive and economy classes above 90 minutes duration.

The national carrier has been facing massive financial crisis with a debt of around Rs 65,000-crore. The current move has been made as one of the cost-cutting measures by the troubled airlines.

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