Spice Jet states that passengers have violated COVID safety guidelines despite repeated requests by having a Mid-air wedding celebration
- A wedding held mid-air with nearly 130 Baratis on board who did not comply with the required Covid-19 regulation protocols, which caused a lot of trouble and controversy.
- The chartered Spice Jet flight took off from Madurai on 23 May. The couple got married on the 2-hour flight. When the plane was hovering over the famous Meenakshi Amman temple, the couple completed the wedding ceremony and then returned to Madurai.
- However, the violation of the Covid-19 regulations has cost the airline and Baratis a heavy price. A senior official of the General Administration of Civil Aviation said: “The airline’s crew have been removed from service. The airline has also been ordered to file a complaint against the passengers who have not followed the COVID protocols.
- The entire wedding party has misused the approval they got for this flight despite them being informed about the regulations to be followed, whether at the airport or on the plane, such as strict social distancing and other rules that they agreed in writing verbally.
- A Spice Jet spokesperson said: “We recommend that the cabin crew follow the protocol established by the DGCA, including photography and video recording limit. Despite repeated requests and reminders, passengers have not yet followed the Covid guidelines, and the airline is taking appropriate actions in accordance with the rules”.