The Nigerian police performing on the alleged orders of the Air Peace administration have arrested some Abuja-bound passengers in Lagos State for protesting in opposition to the delay of their flight with out an evidence or apology.
SaharaReporters gathered that the flight was postponed with out prior discover by the airline from 7: 20pm until 11pm – in regards to the time when the passengers have been arrested.
“After delaying our flight from 7: 20pm till 11: 00pm they finally arrested me and a lady saying we’re not boarding and now they took us to Tango police station,” one of many arrested passengers, @tinnostiles posted on Instagram.
Another passenger stated, “Our flight from Lagos to Abuja was delayed for over 3 hours. Some people complained and were arrested.”
Air Peace is but to react to the allegations.
This is coming a number of weeks after the Nigerian authorities stated airline operators within the nation should refund the total value of journey tickets to passengers after a two-hour delay.
“On domestic flights, delay beyond one hour, a carrier should provide refreshment, and one telephone call, or one SMS, or one e-mail. They should send you an SMS or email or call you to say, ‘I am sorry, I am delaying for one hour.
“Delay for two hours and beyond, the carrier shall reimburse passengers the full volume of their tickets. For delays between 10pm and 4am, the carrier shall provide hotel accommodation, refreshment, meal, two free calls, SMS, email, and transport to-and-fro airport,” the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika had stated.
Data launched by NACA present that within the first quarter of this 12 months, out of the 14,662 home flights operated within the nation, 7,554 have been delayed.
Also, 562 flights have been delayed out of the 1,871 worldwide flights operated in another country. Nine worldwide and 149 home flights have been cancelled.
Currently, there are 9 home airways working scheduled flights within the nation, whereas 19 airways function worldwide flights out and in of Nigeria, based on the NCAA information.