Starting next spring, the airline Lufthansa will abolish free catering in Economy Class on all flights in Europe. The company announced on Tuesday. For example, the subsidiaries Brussels Airlines and Eurowings have already had to pay for snacks and drinks, which will be expanded to the other branches Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines from March 2021.
According to Christina Foerster from Lufthansa, the current range of snacks does not always meet the expectations of travelers, so a higher quality, but chargeable offer was chosen. Lufthansa relies on customer feedback for this offer. The new snacks would also be more sustainable and healthier, as it sounds. A bottle of water is still free for Lufthansa and Swiss passengers.
For reasons of hygiene, Lufthansa had already reduced its catering offer significantly since the corona pandemic.