IndiGo, Air India lift ban on TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy who created ruckus at Vizag airport

19 July 2017, 05:43 PM
IndiGo, Air India lift ban on TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy
IndiGo, Air India lift ban on TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy

The state-run air carrier Air India and private airlines IndiGo on Wednesday lifted its fly ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy imposed last month for his alleged aggressive and unruly behaviour against its staff.

An IndiGo spokesperson asserted that the issue is amicably resolved and IndiGo has decided to lift the said ban with immediate effect.

He also informed that the TDP lawmaker is withdrawing the case he has filed.

The move comes a day after the Hyderabad High Court issued “urgent notices” to several airlines, the ministry of civil aviation, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on a petition filed by TDP MP J C Diwakar Reddy challenging the ban.

The decision taken by IndiGo followed a meeting between its officials and Diwakar Reddy.

An Air India spokesperson said the airline has also decided to lift the ban.

Soon after IndiGo announced its decision on June 15 to not fly the MP, other airlines had followed suit.

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Last month, Reddy got into a verbal spat with IndiGo ground staff at Visakhapatnam airport and threw a printer kept at the airline’s counter after he was informed that boarding for his flight to Hyderabad had closed. (With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 05:31 PM

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