No airline can refuse to fly differently- abled
- New DG Civil Aviation (DGCA) guidelines advises airlines against refusing to fly physically challenged.
- These guidelines, envisage making provisions by airlines and airport to facilitate air travel by physically challenged and publicise the same within 3 month.
- Training of air staff to assist such passengers made mandatory.
- Air lines to allow trained guide dogs to accompany physically challenged passengers
- Airlines shouldn’t insist on medical certificates or forms from those who want to travel without an escort.
- Certificates be asked for only in case of serious patients or persons likely to be taken ill during air travel.
- Such passengers to provide information about their special requirements while booking tickets & again 48 hours before boarding.
- Government Policies for Differently abled
- Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)