New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad was instantly barred from flying by four private Indian carriers after his brazen assault on an Air India officer.
The Federation of Indian Airways (FIA), which has Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir as its members, has taken a robust view of the incident and accordingly taken a option to bar Gaikwad from flying. A joint assertion issued by all three airways and Air India launched that Gaikwad had been banned.
The FIA will not allow the Sena MP to fly on its member carriers.
The MP's return ticket from Delhi to Pune has moreover been cancelled.
Air India talked about it has moreover written to the Shiv Sena talking the selection to cancel the ticket. Shiv Sena Secretary Anil Desai instructed PTI that he has requested Gaikwad to fluctuate his journey plans as a result of the event doesn't want the tensions to escalate.
Gaikwad was booked on Delhi to Pune flight AI 849 scheduled for departure at 4 PM instantly.
"We have intimated Shiv Sena that we can't fly Gaikwad on his return flight because our employees are agitated. He has assured us that the party will advise the MP not to fly Air India today," talked about an Air India provide.
"Our airport employees have said that they won't attend to him and they won't let him enter. In order to avoid any violence, we have written to Shiv Sena," he added.
Gaikwad instructed TV channels this morning, "I am booked on a 4 PM flight to Pune. I will take that flight. How can they not let me travel when I have a booking and I am their passenger."
Desai, moreover an MP, talked about that he has "acceded" to Air India's request and has moreover requested Gaekwad to "change his travel plans".
"An Air India official called me that their staff is upset over the issue. I have acceded to their request by asking my MP not to go ahead with his plan to fly Air India today," talked about Desai.
"I have also asked him to change his travel plans. We don't intend to escalate the tension," he added.
Within the meantime, funds service IndiGo instantly talked about it’s going to help any switch which bars unruly passengers from flying, a day after Air India talked about it was mulling preparing a no-fly file for such people.
"We will support a no-fly list," IndiGo President and Full Time Director Aditya Ghosh instructed PTI.
Yesterday Gaikwad had repeatedly hit a 60-year-old Air India officer with a sandal over being unable to journey enterprise class no matter having insisted on boarding an all-economy flight.
Nonetheless Gaikwad remained unapologetic instantly, claiming that the officer should apologise to him, and daring police to arrest him.
The nationwide service has filed two FIRs in opposition to the MP, whereas the Shiv Sena has sought a proof from him.