Surrounded by controversies lately, the national passenger carrier Air India on Monday decided to chalk-off non-vegetarian meals from its flight menu for its economy class segment in order to reduce wastage and cost that can be further utilised in improving their catering services.

“Air India has taken a conscious decision not to have non-vegetarian meal in economy class on its domestic flights,” a statement from Air India said.

“We have decided to serve vegetarian meals in our economy-class seats on domestic flights,” Air India Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani told The Hindu.

As per the reports, the airlines will only have vegetarian food on the platter for flights that are having 90-minute duration.

The decision is expected to save Air India Rs 6-7 crore annually as the airlines catering spree was recorded at around Rs 400 crore last year.

Air India previously made headlines when their air conditioning system of a Delhi-bound flight from West Bengal stopped functioning and a video made several rounds on the social media showing the passengers on board sweating profusely and fanning themselves using in-flight magazines and safety cards.