Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport continues to face delays in flight services. Flight services have been delayed due to low visibility due to dense fog in parts of northern India. After one such delay in a SpiceJet flight, the security personnel at the airport found themselves on the defensive against passengers stranded at the airport after the delay. Some passengers also turned aggressive during the argument. Now the video of this incident is going viral on the internet.
The video has been shared on Instagram by a user named Roshan. The text of the video indicated that the incident was recorded at the Delhi airport. In the video, a lady passenger can be seen shouting at the lady security guard. Afterwards, all the other passengers start yelling at the arguing women to calm them down. As the video progresses, passengers in the background can be heard saying “SpiceJet hey!” frequently. Which roughly translates to “Shame on SpiceJet.”
The incident comes right after the controversy over SpiceJet locking up passengers at the airport following a flight delay. The incident took place when the passengers were waiting for their flight to Bengaluru at IGIA on January 10. Clarifying at the time, the airline issued a statement saying that passengers “were requested to wait at the aerobridge.”
According to travel vlogger Saumil Agarwal, when passengers of flight SG 8133 from Delhi to Bengaluru requested that the boarding gate be opened so that they could take a nap back in the waiting area, the officials allegedly refused and disappeared.
Following the incident, a SpiceJet spokesperson said that the flight was delayed due to weather-related network disruption and passengers were asked to wait at the aerobridge as security checks had already been completed.