Kano: Passengers, Airline Staff Fight Over Flight Cancellation (video)January 16, 2021
Kano: Passengers, Airline Staff Fight Over Flight Cancellation (video)
There was pandemonium on Friday evening at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano State after frustrated passengers caused a scene over the cancellation of their flights by Azman Airline.
An incident which started off as a protest turned violent with a female staff of the airline collapsing after being hit during the fight.
A passenger was also left with a bloody mouth while another staff had his cloth nearly ripped off his body, DailyTrust reports.
The melee started when passengers of Kano to Lagos were informed that the flight, which was earlier rescheduled from 7:30am to 8:30pm, would not be departing the airport anymore.
At the check in station, passengers of the airline for Kano-Abuja, who had earlier been checked in also suffered similar fate as their flights was again rescheduled.
It was gathered that a similar incident happened Thursday night when an Azman 8:15pm flight from Abuja to Kano was canceled after the plane developed a fault.
In addition, the airline reportedly rescheduled the flight without courtesy or apology to passengers from 8:15pm Thursday to 4.30pm Friday.
Passengers were left frustrated and demanded answers but no one was available to talk to them. They were reportedly not offered any accommodation or another means of transportation.
A female passenger for the Kano-Abuja flight speaking with newsmen amidst tears said that her wedding ceremony will be holding on Saturday in Abuja and she had no idea how she will be meeting up for the ceremony.
Watch a video of the incident below;
Travellers protest, turn violent at Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano over cancellation of Azman flightpic.twitter.com/mvS7aRVQnm
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