Sep 20: Jet Airways, India’s second largest airline company, has decided to stop serving free meals on its Economy class. The meals for the bookings will be charged from September 25.
Reports said that the airline company’s decision will be applicable for the ‘Economy Light’ and ‘Economy Deal’ categories for the domestic carriers. Beverages such as tea and coffee are excluded from this plan. It has also announced that the fare in the two sections will go down as the meal is included in the ticket fare.
According to Jet Airways, from September 25, guests travelling in the Economy class can travel for low fares. The passengers will also be offered with a special curated on board menu to buy meals.
Jet Airways had introduced ‘Fare choices’ which is a flexible, tier-based, fare-choice system which allows the passengers customize the travel needs by choosing their preferred fare. It is after two years of the establishment of the Fare choices Jet Airways is making the new announcement.
Raj Sivakumar, senior vice-president for sales & distribution, at Jet Airways, has been quoted by news sources as saying that the latest move is in regard to the guests who wish to be empowered and practice their right of choice in the airline space.
He went onto say that the company is trying to make changes in their services based on the needs of the consumers. Jet Airway’s Fare Choices was also part of the same idea. The latest one is in terms of flexibility and accessibility to the guests’ preference to facilitate greater choice and handiness.
Jet Airways is of the view that the newly added offers under the Fare Choices will let the consumer choose travel plans based on their preference, making it easier for them to enjoy more value for money.
Five fare options ‘Light, Deal, Saver, Classic and Flex’ are offered in the Economy under Fare Choices. All features and benefits including the complimentary meals will remain standard for the Economy fare options of ‘Saver, Classic and Flex’ and for all fare options in Premiere. The benefits under First class, Premiere and Economy will remain for all the international carriers.
Jet Airways operates a fleet of 123 aircraft which comprises of the Boeing 777-300 ERs, Airbus A330-200/300s, Boeing 737 Max 8s, Next Generation Boeing 737s and ATR 72-500/600s. Jet connects 66 destinations which is included in the domestic network and overseas.