The government has permitted the airlines to serve prepacked snacks, meals, and beverages on domestic flights, and hot meals on international flights, according to an official order.
Moreover, any passenger who refuses to wear a mask in a flight can be put on the no-fly list by the airline, said a senior official of the aviation regulator DGCA.
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, in-flight meal service was not permitted on domestic flights since their resumption on May 25. On international flights, only prepacked cold meals and snacks were being served depending on the flight duration since May this year.
In an order issued on Thursday, the Civil Aviation Ministry said, Airlines may serve pre-packed snacks/meals/pre-packed beverages on domestic flights, depending on the duration of flight.
Airlines, and charter flight operators can serve hot meals and limited beverages on international flights, as per the standard practices, it added.