Monday, January 21, 2019

Delhi airport continues to grapple with the menace of rude flyers

New Delhi: Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has recorded 136 cases of unruly passengers, while 95 passengers have been booked for illegally carrying arms and ammunition between 2017-2018. According to the data accessed by Mail Today from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), out of the total cases, majority of the unruly passengers were Indian.

While 57 Indian male passengers and eight female passengers were found to be misbehaving with the airline staff as well as the security personnel in 2018, 41 Indian male passengers and one female passenger lost their temper in 2017. In 2018, 17 male foreigners and one female foreigner were found to have shown unruly behaviour. In 2017, 16 male foreigners and three female foreigners misbehaved, which indicates that 78% Indian men misbehaved with the airlines staff as compared to 22% of their foreign counterparts.

A CISF official said that in 2018, 39 male passengers and eight female passengers were caught with arms and ammunitions. Talking about the kind of arms and ammunitions which the flyers sneak in, the official said they mostly carry 9mm pistol, .22 pistol,.32 pistol, 7.62 pistol and 5.56 pistol.

A senior CISF told Mail Today that intoxication, personal problems, dissatisfaction with the airline staff, delay in flight are the reasons behind the misbehaviour.
21/01/19 Kanika Mehta/India Today