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Lufthansa To Cut Free Snacks For Economy Passengers

By Dave Simpson
Lufthansa To Cut Free Snacks For Economy Passengers

German airline Lufthansa, slashing costs as it struggles to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, has said that it will stop offering free snacks to economy class passengers from next spring.

The airline and its subsidiaries, Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian and Brussels Airlines, are cutting their schedules, fleet and staff, with air travel not expected to recover to pre-pandemic levels before 2025.

"Our current snack offer in economy class does not always meet the expectations of our guests," executive board member Christina Foerster said in a statement.

New Range Of Food And Drinks For Sale And Complementary Bottle Of Water

Instead, Lufthansa and its subsidiaries will introduce a new range of food and drinks for sale on short and medium-haul flights, with Austrian airlines starting the new offer, followed by Swiss and Lufthansa.

Lufthansa and Swiss will also give passengers a complementary bottle of water.

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