Dubai-based air carrier Emirates on Wednesday reversed its decision to scrap the “Hindu meal” option on its flights. “Based on feedback from our customers, Emirates confirms we will continue to provide a Hindu meal option, to make it easier for our Hindu customers to identify and request this option,” the airline said, according to PTI.
“Food and drink form an integral part of any Emirates flight experience and our menus are created by leading chefs to reflect the culture and preferences of Emirates’ diverse customer base,” the airline said. “Emirates has always provided a wide variety of special meals that can be ordered at least 24 hours in advance to cater to our customers with medical or religious dietary requirements, including our Hindu customers.”
On Tuesday, the airline said it had discontinued the “Hindu meal” – an option for vegetarians and non-vegetarians who do not eat beef – based on customer feedback. “Emirates will discontinue the Hindu meal option,” a statement by the airline had 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 also 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.