Airlines in China to blacklist unruly passengers

Airlines in China to blacklist unruly passengers

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As the air travel market grows in China, the airline companies are blacklisting the unruly passengers. The measure is being taken amidst the increasing rowdy behavior. The airline companies including Spring Air, China Southern, Air China, China Eastern and Hainan Airlines said that they would share the details of the unruly passengers and ban them.
Analysts have said that the country is expected to become the world’s biggest passenger market by 2034. But there have also been cases of long waits due to which the passengers take the matters in their own hands. Zhang Wuan, the marketing chief of Spring Air said, “We have come up with our own list already. It includes those who beat up our staff, refuse to get on the plane or block the exit”.
Such incidences have become common in the region. In 2015 authorities of Thailand had detained more than 30 Chinese tourists who had vented out their frustration after their flight was delayed for more than 10 hours by singing the National Anthem and refused to board the aircraft.
There was also a case when a passenger set fire to the curtains and newspapers in the first class cabin of a plane. The China National Tourism Administration said that such incidences had damaged the overall image of the Chinese people.

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