Air India Star: upper-class travellers can pre-taste their meals

National carrier Air India has announced that its first-class and business-class passengers can taste their food before ordering it after AI joins the Star Alliance.

Flight caterer TajSATS on Sunday said it had partnered with Air India to improve the on-board food service on select domestic and international routes.

''The 'Table set-up' has been conceptualised to provide passengers the opportunity to savour tailor-made dishes based on individual tastes and preferences,'' TajSATS' director for food production Satish Arora said.

Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the global airlines club Star Alliance. This is expected to improve Air India's connectivity to high-growth economies and give the 26 Star Alliance members access to India's domestic aviation market.

A passenger would be able to access the destinations offered by the entire Star Alliance network of over 21,980 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 countries.