STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Air India reserves six front row seats for women passengers

A similar reservation for women is taken in state-run roadways and city transport services besides train services including metro trains.

Published: 12th January 2017 09:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th January 2017 09:16 PM   |  A+A-

An Air India Airlines Boeing 787 dreamliner takes part in a flying display during the 50th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 14, 2013. | File Reuters

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: National carrier, Air India has decided to reserve six economy class seats in the front row for women passengers keeping safety, for which it would not be charged for this facility.

The decision, the first of its kind being taken by any carrier globally, Air India would implement this facility for women passengers from January 18.

Interestingly, airlines charge a premium for front row seats due to its larger leg space.

A similar reservation for women is taken in state-run roadways and city transport services besides train services including metro trains.

Air India officials explained that this decision would bring in some relief to women passengers, who face harassment inside aircraft like molestation or any other unwanted advances.

Air India said this would also enhance comfort level to female passengers, many of whom travel alone and they would be facilitated with seats reserved for them. 

However, woman travelling with their family members would not be entitled to these reserved seats, an airline official said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp