PUNE: A GoAir flight to the city from Nagpur and its onward journey from here to Bengaluru was delayed by over four hours each on Friday night for technical issues, leaving passengers frustrated.
The flight (G8-284) had a technical glitch at Nagpur, delaying its take-off for Pune to 1.15am instead of 8.45pm. The onward journey from Pune to Bengaluru was also delayed. The flight took off at 2.55am instead of 10.30pm.
A passenger, Satyajit Limaye, wrote on Twitter, “Complete chaos on GoAir flight from Nagpur to Pune. Flight aborted, noisy scenes inside the aircraft, compromising the safety and security of the passengers. Incorrect information being given to passengers.”
A passenger waiting for the flight at the Pune said it was highly frustrating. “Such long are routine now. I heard passengers were made to sit inside the plane for two hours at Nagpur. The doesn’t waste time terming passengers as unruly if they get frustrated over delays and get into a small argument,” he said.
When ed, a GoAir spokesperson did not comment on passengers having to wait inside the flight at Nagpur. “Flight 284 from Pune to Bengaluru was delayed due to late arrival of the incoming aircraft from Nagpur. The delay at Nagpur was due to bad weather and a technical snag in the aircraft. An alternative aircraft was arranged at Nagpur. The airport staffers kept the passengers informed about developments and they were served refreshments and dinner. GoAir sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused to its passengers,” the spokesperson told TOI.
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