Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Does no-fly jurisdiction area include airports?

The Centre is holding deliberations on whether the proposed no-fly list for unruly passengers will be applicable for a misdemeanour within an aircraft or at the airport premises as well, a senior civil aviation ministry official said on Wednesday. "We need to decide the boundary of the no-fly list. While inside a flight you don't have access to security, at counters you do. If there are acts of vandalism inside the airport then there are provisions under the Indian Penal Code to deal with those incidents," the official, who did not want to be identified, told a group of reporters here.
In its draft rules, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has recommended three levels of unruly behaviours on the basis of their severity. These can carry a fly ban of three months, six months or upto an indefinite period.
12/07/17 millenniumpost

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