Monday, April 17, 2017

Number of passengers denied boarding a flight doubled in past 1 year

As per the PTI report, Just a week after a passenger of an allegedly overbooked United Airlines flight was removed forcibly from the aircraft in Chicago, US, the Indian government’s air traffic data has revealed that incidents of passengers being denied boarding by domestic airlines have doubled in the past one year. However, procedure specified by aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) seeks to ensure that people are unlikely to be taken out of the plane like David Dao, the passenger on the United Airlines flight. A total of 18,242 passengers were not allowed to board aircraft between April 2016 and February 2017, the government data said.

This is an increase from 10,561 passengers who were not allowed onboard aircraft during the same period in the preceding year. According to the data for 2016- 2017, more than 80% of the passengers affected were those who flew Jet Airways and 14% were Air India fliers.
17/04/17 Travel Biz Monitor

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