Dubai-based carrier Emirates said on Tuesday that it has withdrawn the “Hindu meal” option on its flights. The meal was an option for vegetarians and meat eaters who do not consume beef.
Emirates said the decision was taken based on a review of its services, The Times of India reported. “Emirates will discontinue the Hindu meal option,” a statement by the airline said. “We constantly review our offering, taking into consideration customer uptake and feedback. Food and drink form an integral part of any Emirates flight experience.”
Among “religious meals”, Emirates lists the Indian Vegetarian Meal, Vegetarian Jain Meal and Kosher Meal. The in-flight menu also caters to people with many kinds of dietary requirements – for diabetics, for people with gluten or nut allergies, or for those with high cholesterol or kidney problems, etc.