The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) Govt. of India on Tuesday announced that it has allowed airlines to serve meals on all domestic flights.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, domestic airlines are not allowed to serve meals on flights, which have a duration of fewer than two hours.
“The airlines, operating flights on domestic sectors may provide meal services onboard, without restriction on duration of the flight,” the ministry’s order said on Tuesday.
The ministry has also permitted the resumption of magazines and reading materials for passengers on domestic flights.
The decision to resume meals and magazines has been taken as “COVID caseload” has reduced due to “proper implementation of appropriate COVID behavior protocol”, it mentioned.
When the scheduled domestic flight services were resumed on May 25 last year after the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, the ministry had allowed the airlines to serve in-flight meals under certain conditions.