Air India says women-only seats for comfort after reported in-flight sex attacks


Air India will introduce women-only seats on its domestic flights to give female passengers more choice and comfort, said a senior official from the national carrier, rejecting claims the move was linked to reports of in-flight sex attacks. From Wednesday, Air India will allocate six seats in the third row of its economy class cabin for solo women travellers – making it the only airline in India, and possibly the world, to take this step, said the official. India already has policies which segregate women from men on public transport to avoid sexual harassment and molestation. Many trains – both…

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