National carrier Air India will reserve six seats for women on its domestic flight operations starting from next week. This is the first time that any national carrier announced such sops for women fliers.
The move was taken considering the inconvenience faced by women fliers when she is travelling alone. At times she is allotted middle or window seat on aircraft that may become uncomfortable during the flight.
"However, woman travelling with their family members would not be entitled to these seats," the spokesperson of Air India said.
Keeping this in mind, it has been decided to keep all the six seats in the third row of the economy class on Airbus A320 reserved only for women from January 18, he said.