Deployment of larger aircrafts by Air India
In compliance of the CIC directions, the Air India has provided the list of Business Class passengers in its two flights IC-965 and IC-966 operating on Bangalore-Male-Bangalore sector on 25.04.2010 and 28.04.2010 respectively.
The then Union Civil Aviation Minister Mr. Praful Patel has been facing criticism for allegedly directing the Air India to deploy larger aircrafts on the sector to accommodate his relatives. Air India has also revealed copy of e-mail directing concerned ones to affect required changes in normal flight-schedule for the purpose. Mr Patel, now the Union Heavy Industries Minister, has written to the current Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh to conduct a thorough probe to ascertain all the facts.