Treat MPs as VIPs, DGCA tells private airlines
Zee Media Bureau/Rd. Alexander
New Delhi: Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday asked all private airlines to treat and offer special privileges to Members of Parliaments (MPs) as VIPs.
According to reports, the aviation regulator has asked the airlines to offer special privileges to the Parliamentarians and treat them as VIPs after some of them complained of discourteous behaviour by airlines staff.
While offering the privileges to the MPs, DGCA has reportedly asked the airlines to adhere to the guidelines on protocol norms.
Privileges to the MPs will include- advance notice of flight delays, security, immigration clearances, escorts, priority check-in etc.
State-run Air India has been the only airline in the country to offer such privileges to the MPs. However, with the guideline from the DGCA, all private airlines including SpiceJet, IndiGo, SpiceJet, Jet Airways will have to extend the courtesy too.