For failing to report disruptive passengers, Air India was fined Rs. 10 lakh

For failing to report disruptive passengers, Air India was fined Rs. 10 lakh

Air India was fined Rs 10 lakh by the aviation watchdog DGCA on Tuesday for failing to report two instances of unruly behavior on board its Paris-New Delhi aircraft (AI-142) on December 6 of last year.

The watchdog has initiated enforcement action against the airline in relation with disorderly passenger behavior twice in less than a week.

While one passenger was found smoking in the restroom, was intoxicated, and did not follow crew directions, another is accused of urinating on an empty seat and blanket of a female passenger while using the restroom.

The responsible manager of Air India received a show-cause notice from the DGCA earlier this month asking them to provide justifications as to why enforcement action against them for violating regulatory requirements should not be initiated.

On January 23, the airline delivered their response. After reviewing the answer, the DGCA decided on the pecuniary fine.