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Centre permits airlines to serve meals on flights

Government has modified the SOPs for both domestic and international flight operations.

Centre permits airlines to serve meals on flights

Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: In spite of the ongoing pandemic, the government of India has officially allowed the airlines to serve pre-packed snacks, meals, and beverages on domestic flights and hot meals on international flights.

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation has stated that any passenger who refuses to wear a face mask in a flight will be placed on the no-fly list by the airline.

The government has modified the SOPs for both domestic and international flight operations.

As per the revised SOPs, it said only single-use disposable trays, plates, and cutlery should be used while serving food or beverages in both domestic and international flights.

Flight Crew has been instructed to wear a fresh set of gloves for every meal or beverage service.

In its revised guidelines, passengers have been allowed to use the in-flight entertainment system on flights.

Airlines have been directed to provide disposable earphones or cleaned and disinfected headphones at the start of the journey.

In view of the ongoing global pandemic, in-flight meal service was not permitted on domestic flights since their resumption on the 25th of May.

On international flights, only pre-packed cold meals and snacks were being served.

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