Wednesday, September 13, 2017

First Case After New No-Fly Rules Involves Woman Passenger On IndiGo

Mumbai:  In perhaps the first case of misbehaviour reported by an airline since the no-fly rule came into effect, a woman on board an IndiGo flight from Jaipur to Mumbai is being investigated for "aggressive" behaviour with an airline staff. The passenger too has filed a counter claim against the airline crew.

Officials in IndiGo Airlines confirmed the incident, but did not comment on it. Sources at the Mumbai Airport told news agency PTI that a team from IndiGo Airlines informed the CISF security personnel about the incident, which happened on Monday evening. As soon as the flight landed in Mumbai, the woman was escorted by CISF personnel and the airline crew took her to the airport police. She was booked for a non-cognisable offence.

Sources at IndiGo Airlines have not confirmed yet whether the woman will be banned from flying with the airline or be put on the no-fly list. They however revealed that the passenger, identified as Ms R Thakur, "misbehaved and displayed aggressive behaviour with the on board airline crew."

In her counter complaint, Ms Thakur too alleged that a member of the airline crew had misbehaved with her. The police is investigating the matter and the sequence of events that led to the altercation.
13/09/17 NDTV