IndiGo has barred nine journalists from flying with the airline for 15 days for unruly behaviour by the media persons on a flight on September 9 in which Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut was a passenger.
Kangana was heading to Mumbai from Chandigarh when media persons got on board and created a ruckus, paying no heed to social distancing norms and safety protocols of the airline. The airline then filed its report on the incident with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The media persons have been barred from flying with IndiGo from October 15 to October 30 following recommendations by an internal committee formed to look into the incident.
The DGCA had issued punitive measure for airlines to ensure the ‘no in-flight photography’ rules are implemented and followed. In case of violation, the flight will be suspended for two weeks and it will only be lifted once the airline takes action against those responsible for violating the rule.
Following the incident with the media persons on the same flight as Kangana, the internal committee was formed to look into it.