Continental Airlines Apologies to Kalam

After receiving wide criticism from across political quarters and getting booked, Continental Airlines has tendered an apology to former President Dr Abdul Kalam for any misunderstandings and inconveniences caused due to the security screening at Indira Gandhi International Airport on April 21.

In statement issued on Wednesday, the airlines said that it has apologized formally to Dr Kalam and sincerely hoped that he would fly with them again.

To avoid recurrence of such incidences, it said that there are occasions when the regulations of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and the US authorities are not compatible and so these differences should be resolved.

The airlines had breached protocol when it frisked the former president three months ago. The protocol exempts the president and former presidents from airport security checks.

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