London-Bound Medview Passengers Stranded In Lagos
It seems the challenges in our aviation industry have just refused to go away.
In November, it was Arik that practically abandoned several passenger in Johannesburg after it failed to pick them up in 3 days.
In this case, it was learnt that some of the passengers arrived the Lagos airport as early as 10am in order to be checked-in for the 1pm flight to London on-board Medview.
But could not do so, as officials of the airline were reportedly not on ground to handle the process.
Punch reports that while many of the travelers waited beyond 1pm, others left the airport in annoyance.
An official at the airport stated that the airline later brought buses to convey some of the stranded travelers to a hotel as stipulated by international aviation standards.
Medview Airlines later confirmed the incident in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Obuke Oyibotha, explaining that the flight disruption was due to operational challenges.
The carrier also assured the passengers of efforts to airlift them, adding that it had reached out to the affected travelers and by 3pm on Monday, the issue would have been resolved.
“We are deeply sorry for all the inconveniences suffered by the affected passengers and everything possible within standard and recommended practices in aviation is being done to airlift them,” Oyibotha said.
And the aviation regulators said???