Friday, 20 January 2017
NEW DELHI: Indian flag carrier Air India is set to offer women-only seats on its domestic flights to provide female passengers more autonomy and comfort.
A senior official of the carrier said from 18 January the airline would designate six seats in the third row of its economy class cabin for unaccompanied women travellers, rejecting claims that the step was taken due to reports of in-flight sexual assault and harassment. The move will make Air India the only airline in the country to make this change.
G. Prasada Rao, Air India’s general manager for corporate communications, purports that “it is not connected to the reports of sexual assaults.
“We are doing this as we get lots of requests by female passengers at the check-in counter who want to sit next to another woman, rather than a male passenger,” added Rao.
The seats will be provided at no extra cost and will be available an hour before check-in closes.
Source by: Internet