INDIA RULES AIRLINES CANNOT REFUSE TO FLY DIFFERENTLY-ABLED PEOPLE

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore March 13, 2014 15:32

INDIA RULES AIRLINES CANNOT REFUSE TO FLY DIFFERENTLY-ABLED PEOPLE

In a new Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR), the Indian government has issued detailed rules to airlines and airports to provide all required facilities and assistance to meet the needs of the disabled and make them public through their websites within three months from now.

The rules also make it compulsory for the airlines and airports to provide necessary training to their staff to assist such passengers.

The DGCA has also asked airlines not to insist on medical certificates or special forms from such persons who wish to travel without an escort.

“No airline shall refuse to carry persons with disability or reduced mobility and their assistive aids/devices, escorts and guide dogs including their presence in the cabin, provided such persons or their representatives, at the time of booking, inform the airline of their requirement(s),” it said.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore March 13, 2014 15:32
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