Again, Turkish Airline Arrives Abuja Without Passengers Luggage

Turkish Airlines Aircraft Courtesy

Turkish Airlines Aircraft

…As FAAN MD Expresses Displeasure At Incident  Re-occurrence
Barely two weeks after Turkish Airlines flight TK624 failed to airlift luggage of its passengers from Istanbul, which led to security breach at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport (NAA), Abuja, the airline again failed to bring along with its passengers their luggage to the same airport.
The incident is also coming few days after the airline was ordered to pay compensation to the affected passengers on board flight TK624 whose luggage were delayed by the carrier for some days by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The General Manager, Public Affairs, NCAA had explained that the airline under the supervision of the Consumer Protection Officers (CPO) of the regulatory authority ensured that the passengers were paid full monetary compensation as contained in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs).
This time, the airline according to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has again, this morning Saturday, January 9, 2016 delayed passengers’ luggage in a flight that arrived at 12.35 pm.
This reoccurrence according to the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mr Yakubu Dati made the Managing Director of the agency, Engr. Saleh Dunoma to advice the airline to resolve the recurrent cases of arriving passengers without luggage once and for all.
Dunoma gave the advice at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, where he expressed the Honourable Minister of Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Sirika’s displeasure to the management of Turkish Airlines.
Dunoma described as unacceptable, this reoccurrence barely two weeks after a similar incident led to a breach of airport security.
He called for quick and lasting resolution of this unwholesome act capable of disrupting the peace and harmony of the airport.
He however appealed to passengers to remain calm and law abiding as the authority is making frantic efforts to find a lasting solution and safeguard their rights.
An airline official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told AbelNews that the Federal Government should sanction the airline heavily because it was not doing it for the first time; therefore not a first offender, as passengers have always experienced delayed or missing luggage on board the airline.
The official stated that this time the embattled airline did not use big aircraft, as the passengers were not much compared to flight TK624.
The passengers, he said did not breach security this apparently because according to him airport authority officials were there to calm them down.