NEW DELHI: Air France has faced an intense backlash as approximately 100 flyers from India remain stranded at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport for over 50 hours. The passengers, who flew from Mumbai on Air France flight 217 and arrived in Paris at 1:30 p.m. (IST) on June 23, have been subjected to a state of disorder and mistreatment, further aggravated by the airline’s hindrance to efforts of documenting the situation. The nightmare for these passengers persists for the third consecutive day as they remain trapped at the airport, unable to leave due to the absence of Schengen visas.
“Once again @airfrance treating Indian passengers badly. About 100 are stranded at Paris airport. They are being hectored when trying to film the chaos & harassment they’re being subjected too. They can’t go out because no Schengen visa,” a twitter user Noopur Tiwari wrote.
Meanwhile, Air France expressed its sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by the situation and reassured its customers that every effort is being made to ensure a prompt resolution and their timely arrival at their intended destinations. The airline’s response was prompted by a series of tweets from a concerned Twitter user who brought attention to the challenges faced by stranded Indian passengers at Paris airport. (IANS)