India’s leading airline, IndiGo is all set to upgrade its In-flight menu with some new additions. The new menu will roll out on all domestic and international routes across the airline’s fleet.
IndiGo upgrades In-Flight Menu
The upgraded In-flight menu of IndiGo is aimed to enhance customer experience. Several munchies will be added to the menu. Passenger’s all time favorite Veg and Non-Veg Sandwich will now be included in the menu. Until now, it was offered when passengers pre-booked it. The airline has already been offering buy on board options for upma, poha and cup noodles.
An airline spokesperson told Deccan Herald that this new menu from the airline aims to provide customers with more options and eventually enhance customer experience. This move from the airline will help it to provide courteous service on the newly inaugurated medium haul routes.
Not just IndiGo
If you are thinking that only IndiGo is focusing on onboard menu, then you are wrong.
Akasa Air has also upgraded the onboard menu – Cafe Akasa. The new menu will have 60 meal options including avocado and tomato croissants, chicken tikka mint mayo and capsicum in chutney and others.
Air India Express, just like AirAsia India has introduced the new Gourmair menu. Passengers can pre-book Gourmair Veg and Non-veg meals in distinct sections. The airline partnered with chefs of reputed kitchens in countries like UAE, Singapore and India. Just after privatization, one of the first objective of Air India was to change the Food & Beverage menu.
Big International expansion
IndiGo is undergoing an internationalization process, under which it aims to deploy 30 percent of capacity internationally by the end of this Financial Year. The airline has an aim to carry 100 million passenger this year. Last year, it carried 86 million passengers.
The airline recently started non-stop flights to 4 destinations in Central Asia, South Asia and Africa. It launched daily flights from Mumbai to Nairobi and Jakarta with the Airbus A320neo aircraft. Similarly, the airline connected Delhi to Tbilisi and Baku with 3X and 4X weekly flights respectively. Soon, IndiGo will connect Delhi to Almaty and Tashkent as well.
Pratt & Whitney engine woes
Raytheon Technologies, the parent company of US Based engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney recently announced that it will need to inspect engines across the globe due to a new issue. The issue is a rare condition in a powdered metal used to manufacture the PW1100 series engines. The degradation of this powdered metal reduces the engine life. IndiGo just like other global airlines is also a victim of this new issue.
The airline will send 13 engines to Pratt & Whitney for inspections. It has more than 40 aircraft grounded due to the inability of P&W to deliver spare engines.
Source Credits : Deccan Herald