Friday, August 03, 2018

No bed bugs in aircraft, says Air India

New Delhi: Air India sought to reassure its passengers today that there are no bedbugs in its aircraft after carrying out an extensive fumigation exercise following complaint by some passengers last month.

The state-run carrier came under fire in mid-July when business class passengers of Newark-Mumbai flights complained of bed bug crawling on the seats.

Messages and disturbing pictures of bed bug bites posted in social media had gone viral.

"#AirIndia affirms that no bedbugs were found after thorough checking of seats, laundry facilities & fumigation of aircrafts following bugbite complaints in some flts. "These unfortunate reports are the first of its kind in our legacy of flying generations of satisfied pax (sic)," it said in a late evening tweet.
03/08/18 PTI/New Indian Express