Indigo Airlines kicks out Bengaluru doctor in Lucknow over mosquito complaint

Indigo Airlines kicks out Bengaluru doctor in Lucknow over mosquito complaint
Indigo Airlines kicks out Bengaluru doctor in Lucknow over mosquito complaint

Lucknow : A doctor has been offloaded from an Indigo Airlines after he complained of mosquitos on the plane. He was scheduled to travel from Lucknow to Bangalore on the flight.

The doctor claims that the airlines staff misbehaved with him, while the airlines has alleged that the passenger was unruly even before his concern could have been addressed.

The passenger has alleged that Indigo Airlines staff tried to threaten him and threw him out of the flight. He also alleged that one of the air hostess replied him saying mosquitos are not just in plane but are present in the whole nation.

"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.

Indigo Airlines has released a statement in the matter and said the passenger had turned violent and was offloaded from the plane for his 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.

“As matter escalated after closure of the aircraft doors, he attempted to instigate other passengers on board to damage the aircraft & used words such as ‘hijack’. Hence, keeping in mind applicable safety protocols crew apprised pilot-in-command, who decided to offload him,” the airline added.