Air India lifts 'flight ban' on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad: Report

Air India lifts 'flight ban' on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad: Report

Every single airline in the country has banned Gaikwad from flying with them. Photograph: (ANI)

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 20, 2017, 04.24 PM (IST)

India's national carrier Air India has lifted the 'flight ban' imposed on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad after Civil Aviation ministry wrote a letter to Air India to withdraw the ban, news agencies reported

Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad had again tried to book tickets on Air India flights earlier today, but the airline had rejected the booking.

It was the seventh attempt on the part of the Sena MP to book a flight on Air India, which barred him from flying after he assaulted the airline's staffer.

"There was an attempt to book a ticket at 5 AM today through our web portal. The reservations were being made for March 17 for travel from Delhi to Mumbai and for 24 March from Mumbai to Delhi," said an airline source.

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The ticket was being booked under the name 'Ravindra Gaikwad' and we were alerted through our tracker, the source said.

The MP has also made an attempt each to book an IndiGo flight as well as a SpiceJet flight since the flying ban on him by all domestic carriers was put in place.

(WION with agency inputs)

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The move comes after Civil Aviation ministry wrote a letter to Air India to withdraw the ban

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