Saturday, January 23, 2010
Flight delay angers passengers at IGIA; refuse to deplane
New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) Passengers of a Delhi-Ahmedabad flight created much chaos at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the wee hours today after they spent the night inside the plane that was delayed last night and later cancelled due to dense fog.
About 200 passengers of Delhi-Ahmedabad bound SpiceJet flight, SG117, remained inside the plane for about five hours after it was delayed and then cancelled, a Spicejet spokesperson said.
The flight was cancelled due to dense fog resulting in below minimum operating visibility conditions, he noted.
''The flight was first rescheduled at 2355 hrs last night and then later cancelled at 0030 hrs due to inappropriate weather conditions. The passengers were informed at 0115 hrs,'' the spokesperson informed.
He stated that passengers were offered hotel accommodation, along with refreshments, but most of them chose to stay onboard till 0330 hrs.
The spokesperson added that a special flight to the destination was arranged this morning to depart at 0725 hrs. ''Reboarding of passengers had started at 0615 hrs and flight left on time this morning,'' he said.