Air India suspends senior officer for indiscipline after he brawls with passenger, delays flight by 33 minutes

New Delhi: Air India on Monday said that it has suspended a senior officer for "indiscipline" after he got into an altercation with a passenger over a business class seat in a domestic flight.

Following the altercation, the flight from Delhi to Amritsar was delayed by more than half-an-hour.

Representational image. PTI.

Representational image. PTI.

In a statement, the national carrier said the officer has been placed under suspension.

"On a recent flight from Delhi to Amritsar, a senior commercial officer, who has just returned from a foreign posting got into a major altercation with a passenger over a business class seat. The argument over such a trivial issue on a short-duration flight led to the delay of the flight by 33 minutes," it said.

Details about the suspended official and when the incident occurred could not be immediately ascertained.

Sending out a strong message, Air India chairman and managing director Pradeep Singh Kharola also issued an advisory urging employees to stick to high disciplinary standards.

"Indiscipline of any sort will not be tolerated from any employee irrespective of hierarchy or area of work," the statement said.


Updated Date: Apr 16, 2018 18:28 PM

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