Mangaluru, Sep 12, 2015: As many as 49 out of the 54 people who were to embark on a Haj pilgrim were a disappointed lot on September 11, Friday evening, when all of them who had gathered at the Mangaluru International Airport to board a Jet Airways Flight at 7 pm, came to know that their tickets had been cancelled without any prior intimation. All the passengers had reportedly booked their tickets through Akbar Travels.
The Jet Airways flight which took off at 7 pm was to fly to Saudi via Abu Dhabi. It is learnt they were informed that their tickets have already been booked by others as they were not confirmed and had been cancelled. Though five of the passengers had their tickets, they too refused to board the flight.
The passengers had to remain stranded at the airport well past midnight after which they were taken to Kochi by two buses so that they could board another flight in the morning.
Meanwhile, one of the agents of the travel agency who was present at the airport claimed that it was not the agency’s fault.