Sunday, January 12, 2020

Passengers stranded at Mumbai airport

Over 165 passengers of SpiceJet scheduled to travel to Thiruvanathapuram, including some passengers who arrived early in the morning from Dubai, were stranded at Mumbai airport for more than 12 hours.
 Flight SG 6437 from Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram, which was scheduled at 3:10 pm was delayed by three hours. The airline informed passengers shortly after noon that the flight has been rescheduled for 6:30 pm. However, it was rescheduled again at for pm. But when the flight was delayed, angry passengers creates a ruckus forcing GVK security to intervene and calm them down.
 Air India management decided to cancel the remaining flights to Dubai which include AI 995/996 Delhi -Dubai, AI 983/984 Mumbai-Dubai, AI 951/952 Hyderabad-Dubai and 905/906 Chennai- Dubai. "Some passengers which include the elderly and children have been waiting here from 6 am when they arrived from Dubai.
The airline did inform that the flight has been rescheduled but they are not clearly telling us when we can fly. No food or accommodation has been offered. Now after we confronted the SpiceJet officials, they told us that they will arrange for a plane and it will leave at 11:05 pm," said passenger Vinay Raj. When contacted, a SpiceJet spokesperson said "The flight has been delayed for operational reasons. It has now been rescheduled to depart at 11:05 pm.
 12/01/20 Satish Nandgaonkar/Mumbai Mirror
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