Lucknow, Apr 10: Mosquitoes on board flights in Lucknow have grabbed headlines today. After an IndiGo passenger was offloaded after he complained of mosquitoes on board, a video has now emerged of passengers swatting mosquitoes on board a Jet Airways flight. A video shot by a passenger at Lucknow airport on a Jet Airways flight shows passengers swatting mosquitoes. The video was shot on April 8.
Jet Airways have taken cognisance of the video and have ordered for review. “We have taken this up with our cabin appearance team for review. We sincerely regret the inconvenience,” said Jet Airways in a statement.
The video has surfaced on a day when a passenger, Dr Saurabh Rai, was offloaded at Lucknow airport from his flight by IndiGo staff, after he complained of mosquitoes on board. While the doctor has accused the staff of having misbehaved with him, the airline has alleged that the passenger was unruly even before the cabin crew could address his concern.
The passenger has reportedly said that the airline staff threatened him and threw him out of the flight. He also claimed that the airline staff threw his luggage out of the aircraft and the air hostess said that there were mosquitoes not just in Lucknow but the whole of India.” The IndiGo flight from Lucknow to Bengaluru was full of mosquitoes, when I raised objection, I was manhandled by the crew and offloaded from the aircraft, I was even threatened,” Dr Saurabh Rai said.
Watch video shot by passenger on board Jet Airways flight at Lucknow Airport
However, IndiGo said in its statement that the passenger became aggressive and was offloaded on grounds of unruly behaviour. “A passenger, Saurabh Rai, scheduled to fly this morning from Lucknow to Bengaluru, was offloaded on grounds of unruly behaviour. He expressed concerns over mosquitos on board. Before cabin crew could address his concerns he became aggressive & used threatening language,” IndiGo said in its statement.