A similar incident was reported from Amritsar where a Singapore-bound flight took off hours ahead of schedule. This happened days after a Delhi-bound Go First flight took off from Bengaluru and left behind 55 passengers at Bangalore airport. According to reports, the flight left 35 passengers behind at the airport in Amritsar, which caused major chaos.
The Scoot Airline flight was supposed to take off at 7:55 p.m. on Wednesday, but it actually took off at 3 p.m.
On Monday, after Flight G8-116 left Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport for Delhi at around 6.30 am while about 55 passengers were kept waiting in one of the buses as the flight took off, many airline passengers took to Twitter to voice their complaints against Go First.
Four buses were used to transport the passengers to the aircraft.All of the passengers who were left behind had been informed by the airline that accommodations would be made, according to airport director VK Seth. When questioned about the incident’s cause, Seth claimed that the passengers had not been informed of the timing change by the agent who handled their flight reservations.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) demanded justification from the chief operating officer of Go First Airlines earlier this month before taking enforcement action against them for failing to uphold regulatory requirements.
The DGCA had given the airline two weeks to respond, and based on that, more action will be taken.
According to reports, the travellers who left the Bangalore airport were accommodated on a different flight that took off four hours later, at 10 am.