New Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI) Passengers flying economy class with Air India on domestic routes won’t be served non- vegetarian food as the carrier wants to cut down on costs and stop wastage.

“This is an attempt to rationalise costs. We have also realised that this will reduce wastage to a great extent because we carry extra vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals,” Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani said told PTI.

He said that the airline will be taking more such steps in future to reduce its expenses, including in the catering department.

Serving one type of meal to passengers in economy class will also make the job of crew members “simpler”, Lohani said.

An airline spokesperson told television channels that the decision was implemented last week.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.