Why Air France Left Hundreds Of Nigerians Stranded In Paris
Air France has left hundreds of their Nigerian passengers stranded in Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris.
The passengers on board an Air France operated commercial Aircraft from France to Lagos and Abuja have been stranded since Wednesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that many of them have had to sleep at the airport from Wednesday for a day or two days.
So, what is the problem?
The management of the airline claim its planes have malfunctioned and that they also lack aviation fuel.
Some of the passengers had left Lagos and Abuja for various destinations while many were returning to Lagos from various countries en route the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
Air France, which said their planes could not fly, were scrambling for hardly available seats in other airlines in alliance with them to fly the passengers to their destinations.
Many of the passengers, who in their bookings had about three to five-hour layover in Paris were left stranded spending 17 to 48 hours at the airport.
Some, who were lucky to get the seats in the allied airlines were re-routed and had to spend additional several hours to get to their destinations albeit after several hours of inconvenience.
Many of the passengers complained of ill treatment and alleged flouting of standard aviation regulatory operations against the airline.
According to reports, most affected were the vulnerable passengers – the elderly, women with children and some with disability, who were said to have gone through harrowing experiences.
NAN reports that the airline is yet to issue any official statement on what is going on.
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