20 passengers left at French airport as plane takes off

By Hoang Phong   November 28, 2023 | 10:59 pm PT
20 passengers left at French airport as plane takes off
Ryanair aircraft Boeing 737-8AS takes off from Riga International Airport, Latvia, July 21, 2022. Photo by Reuters
A total of 20 passengers were left behind at Carcassonne airport in France as a plane of Ireland’s budget airline Ryanair took off for Brussels, with security delays blamed for the incident.

The passengers say they arrived on time for the flight which took off at 3:10 p.m. on Nov. 24, The Connexion newspaper reported.

The airline initially blamed the incident on passengers arriving late but later mentioned "security delays."

Some affected passengers said issues such as repeated requests to remove shoes and time wasting during security checks prevented them from showing up at the boarding gate on time.

Many of these travelers were reported to carry prohibited items in their luggage such as perfumes over 100 ml.

A representative of Ryanair said that all passengers who missed the flight "were assisted with booking on the next available flight from Carcassonne to Brussels."

Last week, a plane of Turkish-German airline SunExpress took off from Paris to Izmir in Turkey, leaving 30 passengers at the airport.

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