A Mumbai-bound passenger booked to travel on board an IndiGo Airlines flight on Sunday was offloaded at Delhi airport after flight attendants suspected him to be drunk.
This was the third case of a person being offloaded from a domestic flight on grounds of disruptive behaviour in less than a week.
An Indigo Airlines spokesperson confir med the incident. “IndiGo confirms offloading a passenger from flight 6E 155 enroute to Mumbai from Delhi on January 17 on safety and security grounds. The passenger was in an inebriated state. He was not able to talk and was accompanied by his wife. Keeping in mind the safety of the aircraft and fellow passengers, the airline decided to offload both passengers and re-accommodate them on a flight departing the next afternoon,” said the spokesperson.
Demands for stringent safety rules to combat fliers’ rage have surfaced more than once in the last decade. Although the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has mooted some stern steps against such fliers, they are yet to come into effect.