Many passengers were outraged by the delay of a Wizz Air flight that was supposed to take off from Budapest Airport. After it became clear that not everyone had a seat because of overbooking, one passenger boarded the plane without permission. The flight attendants tried to take action, but they behaved aggressively and police had to be called.
Budapest-Naples Wizz Air flight delayed
All passengers were disembarked and Wizz Air’s Thursday morning Budapest-Naples flight was delayed for several hours after unauthorised passengers got on board, a Hungarian tabloid, Blikk reported. The Hungarian low-cost airline confirmed the incident to the news portal. They say that due to the Europa League final in Budapest, there was much more traffic than usual at Liszt Ferenc International Airport on 1 June. They added that the flight concerned could not depart on schedule.
Some of the passengers were outraged by the delay. After it became clear that there were not enough seats for everyone due to overbooking, one passenger boarded the plane against the request of the staff.
Overbooking was the reason
As it turned out, it was the fault of the ground handling staff that allowed him to get on board. As there were one more passenger on board than there were seats available, the aircraft was unable to take off. The flight attendants tried to take action, but the passenger in question showed aggressive behaviour and they had to call the police.
Due to the incident, all passengers had to be disembarked and boarding resumed.
The four passengers who were reportedly violent were not allowed to board the plane again. Wizz Air has apologised for the inconvenience and offered compensation and free rebooking to those affected. However, noone wanted to take up the offer. Thus, the flight could not take off until around noon instead of 7 AM.
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