The Chinese Air Transport Association (CATA) will log instances of “uncivilised behaviour” on airlines, starting from February 1, according to the Beijing Times.

Photo: HKFP.

Ten types of behaviour will be seen as uncivilised. They include instances of obstruction, occupying flight-related spaces, assaulting flight-related persons, and any general behaviour that disrupts the orderly operation of flight-related services.

Fighting or picking fights with other passengers and destroying flight-related facilities will also be noted as uncivilised behaviour.

CATA said that it will keep records for one to two years after the date the case was recorded, and will also periodically update airlines and other flight related companies on the data.

Passengers who disagree with the record of their cases will be able to appeal to CATA.

Members of the flight industry said that this will serve to deter passengers from behaving badly.

A Chinese man allegedly throws chair at Jeju International Airport. Photo: Yangtse Evening News

Most recently, a Chinese passenger was reported to have thrown a chair at the check-in counter in Jeju International Airport. A Chinese man assaulted an air stewardess on a flight last year, forcing the flight to return to Beijing, where he was taken into custody.

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Chantal Yuen is a Hong Kong journalist interested in issues dealing with religion and immigration. She majored in German and minored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University.