SpiceJet said in its statement that the flight was delayed due to bad weather and the aircraft’s earlier schedule.
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Going to Bangalore Spicejet Airline passengers had to wait for a long time at Delhi airport’s ‘aerobridge’ on Tuesday. The airline, however, said the flight was delayed due to inclement weather, due to which crew members overstayed their duty hours. A passenger posted a video on social media of several fellow passengers waiting at the ‘aerobridge’.
In the video, some passengers can be heard asking for water. This is the case of SpiceJet Delhi-Bangalore Flight SG 8133 What happened to its passengers A SpiceJet spokesperson said in a statement that the crew had been sorted from another incoming flight. According to the statement, since the passengers had completed the security check, they were requested to wait at the ‘aerobridge’. ‘Aerobridges’ act like a bridge connecting aircraft to airport terminals.
DGCA will seek report from SpiceJet
there, DGCA This week it will seek a report from SpiceJet on the Delhi airport incident where passengers of a Bengaluru-bound flight had to wait for a long time at the aerobridge. A passenger took to social media to share a video and his experience that fellow passengers had to wait for a long time at the Delhi airport aerobridge on Tuesday. The incident took place with the passengers of SpiceJet’s Delhi-Bengaluru flight SG8133.
‘Aerobridges’ act as a bridge between the airport terminal and the aircraft. Late on Wednesday, SpiceJet said the flight was delayed due to inclement weather, causing the arriving crew to go beyond their duty hours. A senior DGCA official said on Thursday that the regulator is looking into the incident and will seek a report from the airline.
What did SpiceJet say?
SpiceJet said in its statement on Wednesday that the flight was delayed due to bad weather and the aircraft’s earlier schedule. “The incoming crew was not legally fit to operate the onward flight to Bengaluru and then arrangements were made for crew from another incoming flight that was on duty-time-bound,” it said. According to the statement, since the passengers had completed the security check, they were requested to wait at the ‘aerobridge’.
It said, ‘Passengers were given water. The video was shot outside the boarding gate, where there was limited access. Service recovery vouchers have been issued to all passengers on the said flights. Further, the airline said that the average turnaround time at Delhi airport for Boeing aircraft is 40-45 minutes and for this particular flight, it was about 20 minutes more than the average time. (input from language)