Air India's Delhi-San Francisco flight delayed by 20 hours, passengers faint without AC amid heatwave : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Air India's Delhi-San Francisco flight delayed by 20 hours, passengers faint without AC amid heatwave

Air India's Delhi-San Francisco flight delayed by 20 hours, passengers faint without AC amid heatwave

The passengers were allegedly made to wait without proper air-conditioning, causing several of them to faint, alleges a passenger.



Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, May 31

As Delhi burns at over 50 degrees Celsius, the delay for passengers at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport was unending.

An Air India flight to San Francisco was on Thursday delayed by over 20 hours due to multiple reasons. Flight AI 183, originally scheduled to take off at 3.20 pm on Thursday was rescheduled to depart at 11 am on Friday.

The passengers were allegedly made to wait without proper air-conditioning, causing several of them to faint.

A passenger, Shweta Punj, took to X: “If there is a privatisation story that has failed it is Air India. DGCA [aviation regulator] AI 183 flight has been delayed for over eight hours, passengers were made to board the plane without air-conditioning, and then deplaned after some people fainted in the flight. This is inhuman,”

Punj also tagged Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Responding to Punj’s post, Air India said: “Dear Ms. Punj, we truly regret to note the disruptions. Please rest assured that our team is actively working to address the delay and appreciates your ongoing support and understanding. We are also alerting our team to provide necessary assistance to the passengers.”

Last week, too, an Air India flight suffered an inordinate delay while passengers were made to wait without proper assistance.

The Air India flight from Mumbai to San Francisco was delayed by over 25 hours.

During this time, passengers had to sit inside the passenger cabin for around six hours with poor air-conditioning.

About The Author

The Tribune Web Desk brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune Wed Desk for not just breaking news stories but wide-ranging coverage of events.

#Air India #Indira Gandhi


Top News

Amit Shah directs security agencies to implement area domination, zero-terror plans in Jammu division on lines of Kashmir

Terror in J-K has shrunk from highly organised acts to mere proxy war: Amit Shah

A high-level meeting is convened to review the security situ...

Fresh political slugfest over EVM tampering claims; defamation notice issued to newspaper by poll body

Fresh political slugfest over EVM tampering claims; defamation notice issued to newspaper by poll body

Vandana Suryavanshi, returning officer of the constituency, ...

India refrains from associating itself with any communique emerging from Swiss summit on peace in Ukraine

India refrains from associating itself with any communique emerging from Swiss summit on peace in Ukraine

Pavan Kapoor, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External A...

BJP leaders vandalised Delhi Jal Board office, alleges AAP minister Saurabh Bharadwaj

Atishi accuses former BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri of leading attack on DJB office, claims conspiracy

Hitting back, Bidhuri says Atishi should first tell why the ...


Cities

View All