Another incident of urination in Air India flight: Rs. 10 lakh fine

Aviation regulator DGCA has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on airlines for not reporting two incidents of misbehavior by passengers on Air India’s Paris-Delhi flight last month. This is the second time in less than a week that Air India has been fined by the DGCA for passenger misconduct. The DGCA said in ...
 

Aviation regulator DGCA has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on airlines for not reporting two incidents of misbehavior by passengers on Air India’s Paris-Delhi flight last month.

This is the second time in less than a week that Air India has been fined by the DGCA for passenger misconduct.

The DGCA said in a statement that an incident of misbehavior with passengers has come to the notice of AI-142 flight from Paris to New Delhi on December 6, 2022. DGCA came to know about this incident in the current month.

According to the DGCA, a passenger on board the flight was found smoking in the toilet in an inebriated condition. Another passenger on the same flight urinated on the blanket on the empty seat next to him. At that point Bessel took the women’s toilet in the next seat.

It has been further said in this statement that a fine of Rs 10 lakh has been imposed on Air India for not giving information about this incident on time. The airline delayed referring the matter to its internal committee, which is in violation of DGCA rules.

In this matter, the DGCA had in early January issued a show cause notice to the responsible manager of Air India asking why action should not be taken against the airlines. The airlines replied on 23 January. This penalty has been imposed after reviewing this answer.

It is worth mentioning that last week, the DGCA had imposed a fine of Rs 30 lakh on Air India for urinating on a female passenger under the influence of alcohol during a New York-Delhi flight. This is the second incident of passengers urinating on an Air India flight in the last few months.

Another incident of urination in Air India flight: Rs. 10 lakh fine

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