Air India seeks review of CIC decision
The national carrier, Air India, has sought a review of the CIC decision wherein they were directed to disclose the list of business class passengers, who travelled on its flight from Bangalore to Male in April, 2010. Air India claimed that the travel particulars of its valued passengers cannot be disclosed as the information is personal to the passengers and disclosure of such information amounts to invasion of the privacy of an individual. The Air India has claimed that the personal details of passengers are held in fiduciary capacity and disclosure would amount to invasion of privacy and loss to its commercial interests. In December 2011, the CIC had directed the national carrier to reveal the list of business class passengers on particular flights in April, 2010 on Bangalore-Male-Bangalore sector in "larger public interest". It has been reported in Media that a larger plane was flown to accommodate family members of a Union Minister.