German airline Lufthansa has decided to cut costs to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and announced on Tuesday that it will stop offering free snacks to economy class passengers starting in the spring of 2021, Reuters reported. .
At the same time, Lufthansa and its subsidiaries Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian and Brussels Airlines have decided to reduce the number of flights, aircraft and staff as air travel is not expected to return to pre-epidemic levels by 2025.
“Current economy class snack products do not always live up to customer expectations,” said Christina Foerster, Director of the Lufthansa Board.
Instead, Lufthansa and its subsidiaries will introduce a new range of food and beverages that can be purchased on short and medium haul flights. The first company in the group to launch a new offer will be Austrian Airlines, followed by Switzerland and Lufthansa. Lufthansa and Switzerland also offer free bottled water to passengers.
Passengers of low-cost airlines Ryanair and Eurowings have long paid for snacks and drinks.
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