Passengers stranded as Scoot flights are delayed
Hundreds of passengers were stranded after their flights on the budget airline, Scoot, were delayed.
Callers to the MediaCorp News hotline said flights from Singapore to Bangkok and back, and flights from Singapore to Tianjin in China were affected.
According to a Scoot spokesperson, the first flight, TZ301 from Singapore to Bangkok was not able to depart because of technical reasons, and it could not accomodate 23 passengers.
After unsuccessfully seeking volunteers, the last 23 passengers to check in were informed they could not be uplifted.
The spokesperson added a group of friends who were travelling with the 23 passengers became disruptive and would not let the flight board.
The same aircraft, was due to fly from Singapore to Tianjin today at 1.30am on flight TZ88.
It was rescheduled to 12 noon, resulting in a 10 and a half hour delay.
Scoot says meal vouchers and refreshments were provided to its customers.
It also offered compensation to the 23 passengers who agreed to travel at a later date.
It added that it regrets the disruptions to their passengers' travel plans.
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