Source Pravda.Ru

Aeroflot struggles with hell-raising passengers and pilots

Russia's major airline - Aeroflot - headed by General Director Vitaly Savelev has opted to bring out an initiative which allows air companies to make a blacklist of passengers and pilots. Vechernya Moskva has reported that this is a way to avoid confrontations with hell-raising clients and incompetant staff.

"We've gone over this time and again and now we've decided to go ahead with the initiative to make a "blacklist of pilots" said Savelev to journalists during a ceremony at the premier of "Russia's Wings".

According to Savelev, due to a deficit of pilots in Russia, those pilots who have been fired from one company due to work violations just switch to another. At present, around 400 new pilots qualify in Russia every year, juxtaposed to a deamnd of 1000. Savelev suggested that Russia could hire pilots from other CIS countries, but Russian legislation currently prevents this, reports BFM.ru.

Getting onto the "blacklist" of passengers, according to the General Director, means a passenger who behaves inadequately during the flight. These people, he thinks, ought to be refused from boarding.

The Head of Aeroflot also noted that his company intends to suggest the relevant amendments to the law for consideration by the deputies of the State Duma, reports Priyam.