Clamp on unruly passengers on-board Bahrain flights
Manama, June 23, 2014
More powers will soon be given to aviation authorities to take action against "undisciplined" passengers on-board Bahrain-bound flights.
The Protocol of the Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed On Board Aircrafts, which was approved by the Cabinet yesterday (June 22), specifies strict rules to deal with out-of-control airline passengers, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
It details powers and duties of security men on board the aircraft, as well as powers given to pilots in handing over criminals.
It also explains the jurisdiction of the state of landing with respect to the punishment for offenders handed over by the pilot.
"Accession to this protocol emphasises Bahrain's commitment to civil aviation security," said Minister of State for Information Affairs and official government spokeswoman Sameera Rajab at a press conference following yesterday's session.
"It also increases the confidence of the airlines that operate in Bahrain International Airport."
Meanwhile, the Cabinet approved the signing of an air transport agreement between Bahrain and Tunisia.
It aims to be in line with the latest developments in the international aviation industry, as well as develop regular air transport between both countries.
The Cabinet also discussed the new draft law on protection of personal data, which aims to provide legal protection for the personal privacy of citizens' information.
It also regulates transactions that may be associated with the privacy of personal data or related to digital data.
The issue was referred to the committee concerned for further review. - TradeArabia News Service