Air India was fined around IDR 557 million in relation to the case of a male passenger urinating on a female passenger on a flight from the US to India. Photo/REUTERS
NEW DELHI – India’s civil aviation regulator has fined Air India Ltd USD 37,000 (around IDR 557 million) and suspended its pilot’s license for three months. The sanction was imposed as a result of the male passenger case urinating on female passengers while on a flight from New York to New Delhi.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) fined Tata Sons’ Air India 3 million rupees (USD 37,000). This was stated by the directorate on Friday.
According to the directorate another fine of 300,000 rupees was imposed on a director for in-flight services.
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In this case, the airline was found guilty of not following the proper reporting procedures.
“A male passenger behaved in a disorderly manner and is suspected of having relieved himself on a female passenger,” the DGCA said in a statement, as quoted by Bloomberg, Saturday (21/1/2023).
Since the incident, which occurred last year but only came to light in January, Air India has initiated a program to strengthen its crew’s handling of unruly passengers and reviewed its policy around in-flight alcohol service.
Earlier this month, Wells Fargo & Co — a banking firm headquartered in the United States — said it had fired an executive of its India branch after an incident that occurred in November on an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi, without saying specifically. uncertain what the incident is.
“Air India can better handle incidents like the one that occurred in November,” Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Officer Campbell Wilson said in a statement at the time.
According to Indian media reports, the sacked bank executive was Shankar Mishra. The Wells Fargo India vice president of operations was dismissed after a 72-year-old woman wrote to Air India management to complain about an incident she experienced in November 2022.
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