INTERNATIONAL – Jet Airways, India’s biggest full-service carrier, will stop providing free meals to most domestic economy class passengers from January, in the debt-laden airline’s latest move to cut costs and boost revenue.
Passengers will, instead, have the option to buy meals on board, the airline said in a statement on Monday.
“(The move) reflects the fast-evolving nature of Indian aviation, where an increasing number of guests want the freedom and flexibility to make their own travel choices,” Jet said.
Rising price warfare in India has hurt Jet which competes with no-frills, low-cost carriers like InterGlobe Aviation’s IndiGo and SpiceJet.
Jet Airways has five categories of economy fares with different levels of benefits.