Heeding the practices observed by other countries in international travel with regard to passengers who fly with Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) on their persons, India’s civil aviation regulator will push domestic airlines to change how they handle vapor products.
These changes would include display warnings inside public restrooms, briefing cards for passengers, and would ultimately prohibit vaping inflight and require passengers to only travel with their personal vaporizers in their carry on baggage
These safety measures will go into effect Nov. 1, under the new cabin safety circular issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), according to New Delhi Television (NDTV).
“The circular would be applicable to all Indian operators, which are into scheduled and non-scheduled commercial air transport, as well as state government plane and general aviation aircraft,” reads an article published by NDTV.
With the recent incidents of ENDS products catching fire and causing flight delays, this move on behalf of the DGCA is a necessary one in ensuring the safety of passengers flying both domestically and internationally.
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