India's national carrier, Air India, has launched a new onboard menu on flights between India and Australia in keeping with the spirit of the ICC World Cup.
The menu will be onboard during the period of the tournament. On this menu dishes have been named in honour of famous cricketers, from MS Dhoni through to Steve Smith.
Indian style chicken served with fragrant onion pilaf has been named as Dhoni's Swashbuckling Super Sixer, a paneer (cottage cheese) dish served with pilaf Jaffrani is called Raina's Cheesy Pull Shot, fish of the day called Captain Smith's Catch of the Season, and a traditional rasamalai designated as Sachin's Sweet Drive.
Passengers traveling Business Class will be treated to South African cricketer JP Duminy's favourite — a non-vegetarian Hors D'oeuvre made with Prawn Kolivada accompanied by Chicken Harayali Tikka, served with creamy cheese and vegetables, or Chris Gayle's Lamb Goulash with potato wedges, carrots and minted green peas.
All rounder, Suresh Raina, a member of the current World Cup Team India is a member of the Air India family. The airline also has employed several popular cricketers like Yuvraj Singh , VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh, Nikhil Chopra, and Pravin Amre and it is with their assistance that these menus have been created.
Business Class menu cards signed by cricketers will be presented as a souvenir of the Air India experience. In addition, Business class passengers will also be given special sleep wear with a bat wielding Maharajah on the front.
For more information contact Air India on 02 92833370 or www.airindia.in
About Air India:
Air India occupies a special place in the global and Indian aviation scenario. It pioneered the aviation in India and its history is synonymous with the history of civil aviation in India. Air India is not a mere airline that transports passengers, baggage and cargo. It is a multi-faceted organization. The aviation infrastructure it has created over the years is a testimony of its contribution. Apart from servicing of all its aircraft in-house with its own engineering facilities, Air India also undertakes ground handling services of many airlines in many cities in India. Air India has grown to become a mega international airline with a network of 33 destinations across the USA, Europe, Far-East and South-East Asia and the Gulf. The airline's domestic network covers 50 destinations, including far-flung areas of the North-East, Ladakh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Air India, today, flies one of the youngest, state-of-the-art, fleet of aircraft comprising a mix of the wide-body Boeing B777s, B747s, Airbus A330s, latest acquisition- the B787 Dreamliner and the narrow body Airbus A321s, A320s and A319 aircraft.