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Woman in 'short dress' barred from boarding IndiGo flight

India TV News Desk 29 Oct 2015, 12:09:19 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: A woman passenger was yesterday not allowed to board an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to New Delhi because she was ‘inappropriately dressed'.

Reports say that the lady passenger -- a former Indigo employee, was however, accommodated on a later flight after she changed into trousers.

According to IndiGo, the woman passenger was barred from boarding the flight because she violated the dress code rule. The airline said that its employees and their family members have to follow some ‘specific dress code' while availing the staff leisure travel privileges offered by it.

Purabi Das, a co- passenger, said that the woman was wearing a frock that ended above her knee.

The woman's sister is also reportedly working with the airline.

The airline later regretted that a woman passenger experienced an untoward behaviour at the Mumbai airport but maintained that as per the guidelines outlined, employees and the nominated family members are required to maintain a specific dress code when they fly with the airline under the staff leisure travel privileges.