Days after Air India introduced that it had began carrying meals from India to be used through the journey again to the nation, it clarified on Saturday that any misgiving concerning the in-flight meals is “unfounded” because it stayed recent in chillers onboard.
In a press release issued on Twitter, Air India stated it “ensures strict compliance to high quality checks at each step of its in-flight catering proper from its flight kitchen”.
“Any misgiving about served meals is unfounded as meals stays recent in chillers onboard and served piping scorching to make sure genuine style throughout our community,” it stated to allay passengers’ issues concerning meals high quality in return flights.
The loss-making airline has already began utilizing meals objects stocked from India throughout its onward journey to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Birmingham and Madrid, and use them when returning.
“We’re following this follow on our flights as much as Europe and never on our longer length flights to USA,” the airline stated.
“Return Catering, finished by main flight kitchens adheres to laid down requirements and protocols concerning high quality of meals. Meals uplifted on the nation of origin is business follow favoured by pax (passengers) for its style, high quality and reliability,” it stated.
Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola had on Wednesday introduced in New Delhi that the airline has began carrying meals from India to be used through the journey again to the nation, in an try and rationalise catering prices on worldwide flights.
“The meals is taken from right here in India in chillers after which it’s heated at any time when it must be used…Catering prices for us are round Rs 600 crore to Rs 800 crore a yr. Catering in India is 3-Four instances cheaper as in comparison with catering within the West,” he stated.
Inside the subsequent few months, Air India will begin serving meals from India on its flights getting back from the Gulf area, he added.
As a cost-cutting measure, Air India determined in July 2017 to not serve non-vegetarian meals to financial system class passengers on its home flights.
“There are some flights, like those going to Gulf, Singapore and even some components of Europe, the place it’s attainable to add the meals right here (in India) solely. Some work is occurring in that route,” Kharola had stated.