President’s air hostess daughter ‘grounded’ by Air India

First Published 13, Nov 2017, 12:37 PM IST
Presidents air hostess daughter rounded by Air India
  • Swati, President Ram Nath Kovind daughter was working as an airhostess with Air India
  • For a month now she has been deputed with the ground department in Air India
  • The move has been attributed to security reasons

President Ram Nath Kovind's daughter Swati, who was an air hostess with national carrier Air India, has been assigned ground duties because of security reasons, according to the airline's spokesperson.

Ms Swati, who doesn't use a surname, was a cabin crew on Air India's long-haul Boeing 787 and Boeing 777 flights, but for nearly a month now she has been deputed with Air India's integration department at the airline's headquarters here, the official said.

The department oversees human resource integration of erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India since their merger in 2007.

"As a President's daughter I don't think she can fly as a crew with security personnel around. It is not possible to block so many passenger seats," an airline source explained.