Budget carrier SpiceJet fired a senior pilot for allegedly misbehaving with an air hostess during an international flight.
The incident, which allegedly took place on February 28 on SpiceJet’s Kolkata-Bangkok flight, came to light after the air hostess lodged a complaint with the airline, which in turn informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The regulator is probing the incident and may suspend the pilot’s license if the allegation is found true, sources said.
Sources said the pilot allegedly called the air hostess inside the cockpit after sending the co-pilot out and made her sit in the pilot’s seat while flying to Bangkok. He allegedly repeated the stunt on the return flight as well.
“The pilot has been sacked,” a SpiceJet official confirmed.