Air India launches Food Festival for World Cup

Published on : Saturday, February 7, 2015

Air-India-LtdRaina’s Cheesy Pull Shot, Sachin’s Sweet Drive, Dhoni’s Swashbuckling Super Sixer, Captain Smith’s Catch of the Season….are exciting inclusions in national carrier Air India’s onboard menu on some flights during the forthcoming cricket World Cup season! Welcome to Air India’s India-Australia flights.

Air India’s inflight food is very popular on domestic and international routes.

Together with its spacious and comfortable aircraft like the Dreamliners, Air India’s onboard cuisine has been a major USP of the airline.


Now, taking this popularity to the next level, Air India has planned a month-long special gastronomical treat for its cricket loving passengers during the World Cup in Australia.


The party on board begins on 14 Feb, the opening day of the World Cup and will be on till 29 March, 2015.

At a presentation of the special menu to be offered, held at TajSATS flight Kitchen, Delhi, Mr Rohit Nandan, CMD, Air India said the airline takes pride in its culinary offerings across the network.

Now, with the increasing number of international travellers on Air India flights as also the opening up of new destinations in the recent past, the airline will include more of Indian cuisine along with the cuisine of that region.

A special guest at the presentation was reputed food columnist Mr Vir Sanghvi, who showed keen interest.

The menu has been designed by the Oberoi Flight Services and includes delicious lunch, dinner and desserts.


A beverage being introduced for the first time on Air India flights is the smoothie, in a variety of Indian flavours. Indian wines will also find a place on these flights.

Items that were interesting and creative, with cricket as the theme, using bat, ball, stumps, cricket field, etc. were immensely appealing.

Also launched today were a specially designed menu card for the occasion and a cricket specific nightwear for Business Class passengers.

The presentation was held jointly by TajSATS Air Catering Ltd and Oberoi Flight Services.

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