Dubai: SpiceJet, a low-cost airline company, abruptly cancelled its flight from Dubai to Kozhikode that was scheduled to take off on Wednesday evening. The unexpected cancellation of flight in the last minute has put passengers in trouble.
The flight scheduled was to take off from Dubai airport on Wednesday at 4.10 pm but was cancelled one hour before the departure. By the time, majority of passengers of the flight were given boarding pass and some had completed their immigration process too.
However, after the announcement of cancellation, airline authorities explained the flight was cancelled due to a technical glitch spotted after its arrival at the airport. They further said there is no alternate flight and the passengers will be reimbursed the ticket amount to their accounts within a week.
Few passengers who were on emergency to reach Kerala were given tickets in a SpiceJet flight to Kochi. Majority of them didn’t get alternative flights to Kerala as all flights had full bookings on Wednesday night. Remaining passengers somehow arranged tickets on Thursday.
The airline authorities didn’t take any initiate to arrange food and accommodation to the passengers. When enquired, the officials responded that the passengers can do as they like.
Return trip of the same flight from Kozhikode was also cancelled.