Venkaiah misses flight, criticizes Air India

Venkaiah misses flight, criticizes Air India

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday criticized Air India after missing a flight to Hyderabad though he claimed he reached the airport ahead of the scheduled departure time.

Naidu said he was at the airport at 12.30 p.m. to catch the flight set to depart at 1.15 p.m., only to be told it had been delayed because the pilot had not yet come.

After waiting for half hour, the minister returned home. By the time he came back to the airport, the flight had departed.

“I had to travel to Hyderabad by Air India AI544… was told (it was) on time.. reached airport by 1230,” Naidu tweeted.

“Was informed at 1315 that flight was delayed as the pilot had not yet come. Waited up to 1345, boarding didn’t start. Returned home.”

Naidu criticized the air carrier for lack of transparency.

“Air India should explain how such things are happening. Transparency and accountability are the need of the hour. Hope Air India understands that we are in the age of competition. Missed an important appointment.”

3 Comments

    • RampaNNA, maybe the pilot’s ‘mundu’ got stuck under his made in Nellore ‘chappals/sandals’. And hence, he was late. 😉

      After all, what’s the need for our Venku to fly to Panambooru? 😉

      • Mundu was quite popular in your kaaangress with both HM(chidanbara) and DM(antony) wearing it even in delhi’s winter!! LOL

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here