Friday, March 24, 2017

Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir bar Sena MP after assault on AI staff

New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad was on Friday barred from flying by four private Indian carriers after his brazen assault on an Air India officer.

The Federation of Indian Airlines, which has Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir as its members, has taken a "strong view of the incident and accordingly taken a decision to bar Gaikwad from flying", an FIA source said.

The FIA will not allow the Sena MP to fly on its member carriers, the source said.

It is likely to come out with a detailed statement on the issue soon.

Meanwhile, Budget carrier IndiGo said it will support any move which bars unruly passengers from flying, a day after Air India said it was mulling preparing a no-fly list for such people.

"We will support a no-fly list," IndiGo President and Whole Time Director Aditya Ghosh said.
24/03/17 PTI/Business Standard