Two more airlines ‘ban’ Shiv Sena MP

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New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Two more airlines — AirAsia and Vistara — on Thursday “banned” Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for beating up an Air India employee.

The Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association also sought an unconditional apology from Gaikwad and threatened to direct its members “not to operate any flight which has Gaikwad on board”.

While AirAsia said it “will support any decision taken by the industry”, Vistara said “the concerned individual will be barred from flying on any of our flights with immediate effect”.

Vistara said it was “in full solidarity” with Air India.

“The individual concerned will be barred from flying in any of our flights with immediate effect,” a Vistara spokesperson said.

Earlier, Air India, IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Go Air banned Gaikwad on their flights with immediate effect.

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