Cash-starved Air India putting crews on low-fat diet

NEW DELHI — India's cash-starved state-run Air India is putting its crew on a diet, changing their inflight menu to special low-fat meals.

Dhananjay Kumar, the airline spokesman, says the objective is to provide healthy and cost-effective meals to crews on domestic and international flights.

Kumar on Wednesday declined comment on media reports that the cost per meal, mostly vegetarian, will come down to one-third of existing 500-800 rupees (up to $11) per meal.

The decision comes at a time when the Indian government is trying to sell off the airline, which has debts of nearly 580 billion rupees ($8 billion).

In 2009, the airline fired 10 air hostesses for being overweight after they failed to get back in shape three years after they were switched to ground jobs.

People also read these

The Latest: Amnesty: Kabul attack on Shiites is...

Aug 16, 2018

The Latest: Amnesty International says attack on Shiite students in Kabul is a 'war crime'

Memory center takes visitors through 4 decades of...

Apr 30, 2019

Kabul memory center takes visitors through years of Afghan wars, gives victims' families chance to...

Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan,...

Jun 10, 2019

Islamic State group expands footprint in northeastern Afghanistan, plotting attacks in US, other...

Young Afghan women barely remember Taliban but...

Aug 26, 2019

Afghanistan's young women barely remember the Taliban's harsh rule, but they fear its return

Acid victims redefine beauty in Bangladesh...

Mar 8, 2017

A unique fashion show in Bangladesh featuring acid victims as catwalk models has aimed to redefine...

About Us

Get all the up-to-date breaking news about politics, business, entertainment, sports, lifestyles, weather, traffic, and local news in a seamless digital environment only in Morning Dispatcher.

Subscribe Now!

Quick Links

HomePress