In a recent development, IndiGo has said that it will be resuming meals for all of its flights which are under two hours in duration. It is worth noting that, a few days back, the Civil Aviation Ministry had allowed all the domestic airlines in India to serve meals to customers inside the flights. Earlier, airlines operating flights with under two hours duration weren’t allowed to serve meals.
“Effective 19th Nov 2021, all our customers will be able to buy ‘Food and Beverage’ on-board as well as pre-book their choice of food," said Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, President & Chief Operating Officer, IndiGo.
“The resumption of this facility will not only help customers travelling with young children and senior citizens but also those catching red-eye flights. We welcome this move as it indicates the sectoral progression towards normalcy.”
“The airlines, operating flights in domestic sectors may provide meal services onboard, without restriction on duration of the flight,” the ministry’s order had said.
This is another major step taken by the airline towards returning to normalcy. Rising demand for domestic travel is also helping airlines and the sector have a positive outlook towards the future. The airlines have recovered much faster and a lot has to be credited to the nationwide vaccination programmes.