China makes new rules on blacklisting misbehaved air passengers

China makes new rules on blacklisting misbehaved air passengers
BEIJING, Jan. 31 (PNA/Xinhua) — Passengers who threaten or assault airport staff and cabin crew will be blacklisted, according to an industry regulation to take effect on Monday.

The regulation issued by the China Air Transport Association lists 10 forms of misconduct such as blocking and attacking check-in counters, security check passages and boarding gates.

They also include fighting inside the airport or on board the aircraft, attempts to force entry to the cockpit or to open the emergency exits without instruction and spreading false information about terrorist attacks.

The association will record personal information of passengers concerned and share it with airline companies and the TravelSky Holding Co., a state-owned service provider of aviation information that operates China’s national electronic travel distribution system.

The record will be kept for one to two years, according to the rules.

The association did not reveal the consequences of being blacklisted.

Passengers who disagree with their treatment can appeal to the association. (PNA/Xinhua)

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