In the International Air Transport Association (IATA) report, it was noted that the rate of passengers causing problems on flights around the world in 2022 increased by 47 percent compared to 2021.
According to The Straits Times news, in an IATA report it was reported that while in 2022 one in 568 flights were reported to have passengers flooded, in 2021 it happened once in 835 flights.
It is noteworthy that this indicates that the number of passengers who caused problems on flights in 2022 is 47 percent higher than the previous year.
While it was noted in the report that physical violence against aviation personnel is very rare, it was also reported that in 2022 there was a 61 percent increase compared to the previous year and it occurred about once in every 17,200 flights.
And in the report of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents about 300 airlines that make up 83% of the global air traffic, it was confirmed that the most common cases of flooding resulted from non-compliance with instructions, verbal abuse and drunkenness.
He stated that other instances of exuberance were accidents such as smoking electronic cigarettes in the cabin or in the restrooms, not wearing seat belts when alerted, and not placing luggage as instructed.
In his statement on the report, IATA Deputy Director-General Conrad Clifford stressed that the increase in passengers was worrisome and expressed the right of both passengers and crew to a safe and hassle-free flight experience on board flights.
“It is unacceptable for one person or a minority group not to follow the rules for everyone’s safety,” Clifford said. There is no excuse for not following the flight crew’s instructions.” Use phrases.
Emphasizing that the majority of in-flight intoxication incidents are caused by pre-flight alcohol consumption, Clifford emphasized, “Supporting airport bars and restaurants is particularly important to ensure moderate alcohol consumption.” He said.
Urge the International Air Transport Association to ratify the 2014 Montreal Protocol
In a statement from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), he called on governments to ratify the 2014 Montreal Protocol (MP14) to reduce violence and riots on flights, and to ensure the organization and responsible personnel have more powers, incident prosecution, and zero accreditation. – Tolerance approach towards such incidents.
MP14 gives member states greater powers to deal with situations such as passengers’ refusal to follow safety instructions and physical or verbal abuse of cabin crew.
Ensures that governments have the necessary legal authority to prosecute rowdy travelers regardless of their passports, and a range of penalties that reflect the seriousness of the incident.
To date, about 45 countries have ratified the MP14, including Singapore. These countries account for 33 percent of international passenger traffic.
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