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DGCA asks airlines to make in-flight announcement in local language

Airline executives say this will create a problem for crew rostering due to language diversity in India

Aviation Sector, Airlines
Aviation Sector, Airlines

Regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday asked airline bosses to make in-flight announcement in regional languages. Airline executives, however, said it was virtually impossible to execute this citing the diverse language spoken across the country. In an instruction to the head of operations of all airlines, the regulator’s flight safety department said that the local language should be used for in-flight announcement wherever possible. The regulator also asked pilots to make an announcement about important national monuments while flying over ...