Both IndiGo and Air India on Thursday barred Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy to travel in their flights, for creating ruckus earlier in the day at Vizag Airport.
Earlier in the day, Reddy arrived late at the airport and demanded a boarding pass after the staff closed the counter as the deadline had ended. He was later provided a boarding pass. He was flying from Vizag to Hyderabad from flight no: 6E 608.
Reddy earlier in the day rebuffed the charges of him creating ruckus at the Visakhapatnam airport and said he did not misbehave with any official of Indigo.
The TDP MP said that there were a number of people standing at the counter when he reached the airport, who had not been granted the boarding pass.
Meanwhile, confirming the reports of the ruckus created by Reddy, the IndiGo Airlines said that the former raged against the staff and behaved aggressively. Also Indigo in its letter stated that the MP delayed the flight by 28 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. The national carrier stated that it will take necessary action to address the violation.
Reddy had repeated this same behaviour in October last year at the Vijaywada Airport when he had arrived late to catch an Air India flight. He had resorted to vandalism and an argument.
The Indigo airlines approached the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) to ban Reddy from Jet Airways, Go Airlines, Spicejet and other members of the FIA.
At a later stage, Spicejet, GoAir, Jet Airways and Vistara airlines on Friday joined Indigo and Air India to put Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP Diwakar Reddy under no fly list for his unruly behaviour with a staffer at the Vishakhapatnam airport.
Reddy is the second MP after Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who was banned from flying in the airlines.