Airlines in India are creating “no fly” lists for unruly passenegrs
Airlines are to create “no fly” lists for unruly passengers who disrupt flights.
The central government in India are the first country to implement the list to prevent flight attendants being attacked and flights being delayed.
The list has three levels to determine how long the passenger will be banned from flying for.
With the times ranging from three months to two years, it is hoped that it will decrease the number of attacks and delays suffered in the industry.
The no fly list punishments will abide by three levels depending on the severity, with level one categorised as any physical gestures, verbal harassment or being intoxicated and unruly, which will give the smallest ban of three months.
Level two is for passengers being physically abusive, which will increase the punishment up to six months.
However, level three can give a ban of a minimum two years if falling under the category.
The offences consider anything life-threatening so assaults, or damage to the aircraft that would put others at risk.
Passengers on the list could be banned for up to two years if drunk and disorderly
Many flight attendants have reported physical and sexual abuse by passengers on a flight
MoS Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha stated: “India will be the first country in the world to have a national no-fly list based on safety.”
Whilst not yet brought into place in the UK, it could be considered in the future as drunken passenger arrests soar by 50 per cent.
Many flight attendants have reported physical and sexual abuse by passengers on a flight, who are usually inebriated.
Ryanair is the first airline to appeal for the change in which alcohol is served.
Airlines banning passengers is only in India, but could be brought to the UK
The low-cost airline wants to introduce a two drink limit when being served at airport bars.
Ryanair also doesn’t serve alcohol on its flights, due to its short haul nature.
Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer said: “It’s completely unfair that airports can profit from the unlimited sale of alcohol to passengers and leave the airlines to deal with the safety consequences.
“This is an issue which the airports must now address and we are calling for significant changes to prohibit the sale of alcohol at airports, particularly with early morning flights and when flights are delayed.”