Flag carrier Air India has started reserving seats for women in every domestic flight, without any extra charges, according to reports. While there are seats specifically allotted for women in trains and metro coaches, this is the first time the facility will be extended to include an airline.
Six seats in the front rows of an aircraft will be reserved for women, Air India chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani told The Hindu.
Air India starts seat reservation for women. 6 seats on every domestic flight to be reserved for women from Jan 18— ANI (@ANI_news) January 12, 2017
The national carrier is perhaps the first in the world to reserve seats for women.
"We will be reserving the third row -- six seats -- in the economy class of the aircraft for female passengers travelling alone," Air India general manager-revenue management Meenakshi Malik told the paper.
More details are awaited.