Air India considering domestic buy-on-board


The Standard reports that the carrier has already started charging economy class passengers for baggage of more than 15 kilograms (down from 20 kilograms) and tweaked its cancellation and rescheduling charges.

The proposal to begin charging for meals is part of 47 recommendations made by a committee looking into cost-cutting and enhancing revenues, reports The Standard. The Indian government has already approved airlines charging for preferential seating, sports equipment and musical instrument baggage.

A senior executive is quoted as saying Air India could change to a functional “hybrid” between legacy and low-cost carrier.