Gopal Kumar Goyal, Chairman, MDLR Airlines
Airlines may not be segregated for vegetarians as Sri N. Sugalchand proposed earlier this year, but vegetarians in India will soon be able to fly more comfortably. MDLR Airlines is marketing itself as India’s first pure vegetarian airline. They plan to begin operating this month with two 70-seater aircraft flying between Chandigarh, New Delhi, Ranchi and Kolkata, and then expand to other cities such as Mumbai, Goa, Surat and Bhavnagar. MDLR Chairman Gopal Kumar Goyal said the airline promises to “provide a wide variety of multi-cuisine vegetarian specialties.”
This is a great step for India – and I can’t even express how glad I am that vegetarians won’t have to be subjected to “special, picky-eaters” seating. But for all of us not living in or traveling around India, we’ll still be stuck researching veg meals for a while.