India bars 'unruly' passengers from flying for three months to over two years

9th Sep, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

NEW DELHI : India has issued new norms barring unruly passengers from flying for a minimum of three months to more than two years depending on the nature of the misdemeanour, the government said on Friday.

[caption id="attachment_8507" align="alignnone" width="893"] A passenger stands at an Indigo Airlines' counter as she waits to get her boarding pass at the Srinagar airport November 21, 2014. Picture taken November 21, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files[/caption]

The government has issued a no-fly list of unruly passengers after a lawmaker admitted assaulting an official from state-owned carrier Air India.

The new rules will be applicable to foreign carriers as well, the government said in a statement, adding that unruly behaviour has been categorised in three levels - verbal, physical and life threatening.

“The concept of no-fly is based on safety of other passengers, crew and the aircraft, and not just on the security threat,” the government said.