The 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 for economy class passengers in the spring of 2021, Reuters reported, Agerpres reports.
In parallel, Lufthansa and its subsidiaries, Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian and Brussels Airlines, have decided to reduce the number of flights, fleets and staff, as air travel by 2025 is not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels.
“Today’s offer of economy-class snacks doesn’t always live up to our customers’ expectations, ”said Christina Foerster, a member of Lufthansa’s Board of Directors.
Instead, Lufthansa and its subsidiaries will present a new range of food and beverages that can be purchased on short- and medium-haul flights. The first company to launch the new offering will be Austrian Airlines, followed by Swiss and Lufthansa. Lufthansa and Switzerland will also provide passengers with a free bottle of water.
Passengers on low-cost airlines Ryanair and Eurowings have long paid for snacks and drinks.
Editor: Liviu Cojan