GET Stock QuotesNews18 APP
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
1-min read

Changes in Food Served by Air India Will Save Rs 20 Crore: Govt

Air India CMD Ashwini Lohani had told PTI that the national carrier is likely to take more such measures in order to rationalise costs.

PTI

Updated:August 8, 2017, 9:47 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Changes in Food Served by Air India Will Save Rs 20 Crore: Govt
Representative image. (File photo/Reuters)
New Delhi: Changes in the food provided onboard its aircraft will help Air India save Rs 20 crore annually, the government said on Tuesday.

Air India had last month decided not to provide non-vegetarian meals to economy class passengers on domestic routes in a move to reduce expenses.

"This was started to save costs, reduce wastage, improve service and also to avoid any chances of mix-up of meals," Minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

The airline is expected to save Rs 8-10 crore due to this move, he added.

According to the minister, there have been other cost cutting measures too, such as meal schedule, rationalisation of dry stores and ancillary items.

Altogether, the airline is expected to save Rs 20 crore because of changes made to its catering policy.

Air India CMD Ashwini Lohani had told PTI that the national carrier is likely to take more such measures in order to rationalise costs.

Last year, Air India replaced veg and non-veg sandwiches with veg hot meals on flights of up to 90 minutes duration. It had also decided to strike off both tea and coffee from its lunch and dinner menu.

The national carrier, however, has a different strategy for its international flights after its was told by the civil aviation ministry "spend more to fill the aircraft".

The airline plans to offer a variety of wines, mock-tails for teetotallers and regional cuisine. There are also plans to offer passengers food of their choice, which will be collected from them days ahead of their flight.

Air India is reeling under a debt of Rs 48,876.81 crore and the government has in-principle given approval for disinvesting its stakes in the airline, and has constituted a group of ministers to look into the modalities.
Read full article
Next Story
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Most Active
Company Price Change %Gain
Reliance 915.60 -0.55 -0.06
HDFC 1,710.80 +0.85 +0.05
SBI 318.45 +0.05 +0.02
Infosys 1,010.50 +5.20 +0.52
Maruti Suzuki 9,131.35 -2.45 -0.03
Company Price Change %Gain
Bajaj Finance 1,698.65 -8.50 -0.50
Petronet LNG 251.15 +0.95 +0.38
Fortis Health 128.10 -10.80 -7.78
Bharat Fin 993.05 -10.00 -1.00
Tata Motors 405.70 -4.50 -1.10
Top Gainers
Company Price Change %Gain
Dr Reddys Labs 2,256.35 +63.45 +2.89
Adani Ports 402.50 +10.75 +2.74
ONGC 183.30 +4.40 +2.46
GAIL 491.90 +10.70 +2.22
Lupin 846.80 +7.65 +0.91
Company Price Change %Gain
Dr Reddys Labs 2,255.60 +62.10 +2.83
Adani Ports 401.60 +9.65 +2.46
ONGC 182.95 +4.05 +2.26
Lupin 845.00 +7.30 +0.87
Infosys 1,011.10 +7.60 +0.76
Top Losers
Company Price Change %Gain
HPCL 414.95 -17.60 -4.07
Bharti Infratel 355.40 -12.65 -3.44
Tata Power 90.55 -3.00 -3.21
BPCL 498.95 -15.25 -2.97
Coal India 263.40 -6.45 -2.39
Company Price Change %Gain
Coal India 263.25 -6.60 -2.45
Cipla 590.75 -13.10 -2.17
Hero Motocorp 3,444.95 -69.60 -1.98
Bharti Airtel 524.75 -7.75 -1.46
TCS 2,614.15 -41.85 -1.58

Live TV

File is:/article-scroll-new.php