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SC allows Air India to operate international flight with middle seat booking


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new Delhi. The Supreme Court on Monday approved Air India that it can book a middle seat on international flights. The Supreme Court has given this exemption for the next 10 days. In fact, the High Court had asked the question why according to the rules of Air India social distancing, the middle seat was not left vacant to create distance between two people. After this, the Center and Air India filed a petition in the Supreme Court. On which the Supreme Court decided today.

On Monday, the Chief Justice decided that Air India could book a middle seat for the next 10 days for non-scheduled international flights. International flights are currently banned in the country. However, Air India is constantly flying special non-schedule flights to bring Indians stranded in other countries. During this flight, a pilot had filed a petition in the High Court complaining that the airlines were not following the government rules according to which the middle seat should be left empty to maintain distance between two passengers. For this, he cited the circular issued on 23 March.

On this, the airlines referred to the circular of May 23 in the High Court, according to which no such rule has been laid. Although the High Court made it clear that this circular is related to the commencement of domestic air travel and not international flights, the Center and Air India petitioned the Supreme Court on which Air India has been granted 10 days relief today. .

This post was published on May 25, 2020 1:23 pm

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