15,000 denied boarding by domestic carriers in 2016

While Indian carriers have never done a United Airlines on passengers they have had to offload, about 15,000 passengers were denied boarding last year by them and three of four of such flyers were booked on Jet Airways

On Sunday, United Airlines forcibly evicted a passenger from an aircraft in Chicago to accommodate crew. The passenger was bleeding from the mouth when he was dragged through the aisle by the Chicago police. Footage of the incident has gone viral.

In India, the ratio of passengers offloaded each year is way below the global average. Last year, the ten carriers in the Indian airline industry flew 9.98 crore passengers. Of this, 15,675 were denied boarding or offloaded by carriers, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).  Read More…

 

Credit By: The Economic Times

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