There was pandemonium at the Ilorin International Airport on Thursday as about 130 passengers protested over missing luggage.
The passengers who arrived the airport aboard Medview Airline from Abuja, were seen complaining bitterly over the development.
Pilot Aviation gathered that the passenger, who had suffered four-hour delayed flight at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, were further disappointed when they could not locate their luggage on arrival in Ilorin at about 10: 57pm.
The officials of the airline had, however, pleaded with the passengers to come the following day for the collection of their luggage.
Some of the passengers, who spoke to this medium complained over what they described as insensitivity on the part of management of the airline.
A passenger who craved anonymity explained that “The aircraft was over booked, which made the airplane to be very heavy. The pilot complain that he couldn’t fly the plane because it was heavy and suggested that the volume of luggage be reduced.”
Another passenger, Hajia Fatima Ajikobi said “When our plane landed at about 10:57pm after our flight was delayed for four hours. We went to the arrival hall and waited to collect our luggage, only to be told that our belongings were left at the Abuja airport for operation reasons.”
She decried the nonchalance of the staff of the airline over the development, calling on regulatory bodies in the sector to address such issues as it affects passengers.
Similarly, Mr. Tobi Edison and Hajia Mariam Nurudeen decried poor services of the airline and vowed to take legal action against Medview.
Nurudeen noted that the regulatory agencies are not living up to expectation given observed lapses in the operation of local airlines in the country.
A passenger, Mrs. Florence Bamidele also frowned at the incident while calling on the regulatory agencies to investigate the issues.
She said ” This seems to be deliberate because same airline that is flying international route cannot afford such to happen because of the stiff penalty it will attract.”
However, attempt to speak to the airline Media Consultant, Mr. Obuke Oyibotha proved abortive as calls and text messages sent to his mobile phone were not responded to.
However, this medium gathered that another airline, Arik Air brought the Medview Passengers luggage Friday afternoon.