Amritsar-Singapore Flight Takes Off Without 30 Passengers; Travel Agent didn’t Inform Them of Revised Time, Says Official

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Edited By: Nayanika Sengupta

Last Updated: January 19, 2023, 11:41 IST

The travel agent, who booked the tickets for 30 people, did not inform about the change in flight timings to the passengers, Amritsar Airport official said. (File image: News18 Gujarat)

The journey agent, who booked the tickets for 30 individuals, didn’t inform in regards to the change in flight timings to the passengers, Amritsar Airport official stated. (File picture: News18 Gujarat)

Amritsar airport officers stated the 30 passengers weren’t knowledgeable in regards to the change in flight time by their journey agent who had booked the tickets for them

A Singapore-bound Scoot Air flight took off from Amritsar forward of schedule, forsaking 30 passengers who reportedly weren’t knowledgeable in regards to the change in flight time by their journey agent who had booked the tickets for them.

Amritsar airport director stated the Scoot Airlines Singapore-bound flight was scheduled to take off after 7 pm, however the airline rescheduled it between 3-Four pm on Wednesday and up to date all of the passengers by way of e-mail.

The journey agent, who booked the tickets for 30 individuals within the group didn’t inform in regards to the change in Singapore-bound flight timings to the passengers, the Amritsar Airport official stated.

ALSO READ: Go First Flight Takes Off Leaving Behind 50 Passengers in B’luru; DGCA Sends Notice, Staff De-rostered

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated it wanting into the matter. “DGCA is wanting into the matter the place a Scoot Airlines [Singaporean airline] Singapore-bound flight took off hours forward of schedule, forsaking over 30 passengers on the Amritsar airport,” DGCA stated.

Earlier this month, a Go First flight from Bangalore airport took off, leaving more than 50 passengers forgotten in a bus on the tarmac. DGCA had issued a a notice to Go First, asking why enforcement action should not be taken against them for “dereliction of their regulatory obligations”.

The airline later issued an apology, de-rostered all involved employees and initiated an inquiry into the incident. “All involved employees have been de-rostered by the airline and an inquiry is presently underway,” sources said.

The incident took place on January 9 when Flight G8 116 took off for Delhi from Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport around 6.30 am.

Passengers were taken in four buses to the aircraft. While one bus having some 55 was waiting, the Go First plane took off. Notably, this happened after the concerned passengers got their boarding passes and their bags were all checked in.

The passengers were then accommodated on a flight that left four hours later, around 10 am.

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