EasyJet ground staff hits at flier, delays flight

Published on : Monday, July 31, 2017

EasyJet (UK) A319-100 G-EZBI (14-William Shakespeare)(Grd) SEN (KDB)(46)-MEasyJet, Europe’s budget airline, flew into a storm Sunday after it emerged that a member of the ground staff at Nice airport in France had punched one of its passengers in the face while he was holding a baby.

 
The victim was due to travel on EasyJet flight 2122 from Nice to Luton airport outside London on Saturday. The flight was delayed for a tedious 11 hours. EasyJet says the airport employee does not work for the airline.

 
“It was awful the whole thing. I just can’t believe people can behave like that,” said fellow passenger Arabella Arkwright, 49, who photographed the altercation.

 
She said it was her husband who restrained the attacker while they waited for police to arrive. The man was taken away, infant in arms, but was later let back on the flight in time for its eventual takeoff. Arkwright said he had a mark from the punch on his face.

 
“We had a serious problem with someone of staff from our subcontractor Samsic,” Jean-Fran├žois Guitard, a director at Nice airport said.

 

He said the passenger had complained about the EasyJet delay to a Samsic employee. Unable to answer the passenger’s questions, the employee suddenly lashed out with a punch.

 
Guitard said that the airport had been in contact with Samsic, which told them the employee had been suspended.

 
“EasyJet is very concerned to see this picture and can confirm the person in the photo is not an EasyJet member of staff and they do not work for EasyJet’s ground handling agents in Nice,” the airline said in a statement.

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