IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoFirst announce resumption of in-flight meal sales on all flights

With the Government of India permitting the resumption of meal service and sales on all flights, including those under two hours duration, the no-frill carriers have been quick to get back to the resumption of meal service on their flights. Here is a roundup.

IndiGo and SpiceJet to resume meal services on November 19

IndiGo and SpiceJet have announced the resumption of its meals on board, including for flights less than 2 hours now. Meals will be available on flights November 19, 2021 onwards.

In a statement, Mr. Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, President & Chief Operating Officer, IndiGo, said

As the restrictions ease, we are pleased to resume our delicious food and beverage service, served with 100% hygiene, across all domestic IndiGo flights. Effective 19th Nov’ 21, all our customers will be able to buy Food and Beverage on board as well as pre-book their choice of food. 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.

For SpiceJet, they will start to offer hot meals and sandwiches for prebooking for their Boeing-operated flights for a duration between 51 minutes to two hours, to be uplifted from November 19, 2021 onwards. On their Q400-operated flights, pre-booked sandwiches will be available from the same date.

GoFirst has already resumed in-flight meal sales from Wednesday, November 17 onwards.

This is good news not just for passengers, since in-flight meal options such as IndiGo’s sandwiches are very popular amongst many passengers on their wide network, but also for in-flight meal caterers such as TajSATS, since this ban has been bad for their business.

Vistara and AirAsia India have not announced their plans to resume meals on sub two hour flights yet.

Are you excited to be able to grab a bite on board again?

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