NEW DELHI: Cabin crew body, All India’s Cabin Crew Association (AICCA), on Monday demanded that the airline should roll back derostering of the crew that operated the New York- Delhi flight where a male passenger allegedly urinated on a female co-passenger last November.
“The AICCA places on record that all the crew and pilots acted judiciously, within the law and in the best interests of the safety, security and well-being of all the passengers and crew on the flight…The association will be guided by its legal advisors in the matter. We demand that our derostered crew are now rostered back on flights” it said in a statement
The carrier had issued show cause notices to the pilot-in-command and four crew members and derostered them pending investigation.
According to the association, the facts of the case are still being looked into by the Delhi Police, court and DGCA and “we would not like to prejudge them”.”The association will be guided by its legal advisors in the matter. We demand that our derostered crew are now rostered back on flights,” it said.
“Our attention is also drawn to the press reports and extracts of the Internal Complaints Committee which are incredulous and are flawed. There is no seat 9B on the Air India 777-300 ER and our (15) crew and (4) Pilots did not personally appear before the ICC committee to depose before them either,” the association claimed.
The DGCA had imposed a financial penalty of ₹30 lakh on Air India, a ₹3 lakh fine on the airline’s director of inflight services, and suspended the pilot-in-command’s license for three months.