Air India fined $37,000 for handling unruly passenger on Nov 26 flight

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Air India fined $37,000 for handling unruly passenger on Nov 26 flight

NEW DELHI: Air India has been fined 3 million Indian rupees $37,000 for handling an unruly passenger on one of its flights in November, India's aviation regulators said on Friday. The licence of the pilot-in-command on the New York-New Delhi flight was suspended for three months while a penalty of 300,000 rupees was imposed on Air India's director-in-chief flight services.

A passenger on a Nov 26 flight in which he was apparently inebriated urinated on a female co-passenger, the decision on the Tata group-owned airline came after an incident on a Nov 26 flight.

Air India, on Friday, said it was looking at the regulator's order on the matter, but acknowledged there were gaps in the airline's internal reporting, and assured that the necessary steps were being taken to address them.

A spokeswoman said we are strengthening our crews' awareness of and compliance with policies on handling incidents involving unruly passengers.