India Government directs airlines to create “No Fly” list for unruly passengers

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 8, 2017 14:58

India Government directs airlines to create “No Fly” list for unruly passengers

The Indian Civil Aviation Ministry has issued categories for unruly passengers, which will be entered onto a newly-create “No Fly” list. The three categories define unruly behaviour -Level 1- verbal, Level 2-physical behaviour and Level 3 – life-threatening behaviour. Unruly passengers can face a ban named ranging from three months to two years.

“India is the first country to put out such a list. The No Fly list is to ensure safety and check disruptions. It will safeguard the interests of passengers, airlines and cabin crew,” Union Minister Jayant Sinha said.

For every subsequent offence, the ban will be twice the period of the previous ban. The other airlines will however not be bound by the No Fly list of an airline.

“Such unruly behaviour will be probed through an internal committee set up by the airline under the chairmanship of a retired district and sessions judge and members from different scheduled airlines and passengers’ association/consumer association/retired officer of Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum,” a statement from the Civil Aviation Ministry said.

The ‘No Fly List’ of such unruly passengers will be provided by the airlines and will be available on the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) website.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 8, 2017 14:58