Air peace has done the unbelievable today by de-boarding a passenger who claimed that he can not communicate in the English Language.
Trouble began when the cabin members began to give onboard passengers safety tips before take-off and the passenger identified as Mr. Christopher Aniagboso asked the cabin crew members to translate everything said to Igbo language claiming that he doesn’t understand English.
According to a statement issued by the airline’s spokesman, he said the man was de-boarded because he was trying to delay the flight with his antics.
“When all efforts to have Mr. Aniagboso cooperate with the crew failed, the crew advised him to change his seat as the flight was already running late. He declined the advice to change his seat.
“The captain of the flight, who was eventually briefed on the development, also did everything to secure Mr. Aniagboso’s cooperation to no avail. At this point, our crew members were left with no other alternative than to, advise Mr. Aniagboso to disembark to enable the flight depart.
“Only those who were able to clearly understand and express their willingness to perform their safety responsibility are allowed by aviation regulations to sit in the exit row. It is also clearly stated in the safety cards that only those who can speak English are allowed to sit in the exit row.
“All through Mr. Aniagboso interaction with our ground staff, he communicated in fluent English. So, his claim of not being able to communicate in English at the point of the safety briefing was meant to disrupt and delay the flight.
“Air Peace takes pride in promoting the use of all local languages on board our flights without discrimination. We encourage our crew to speak the local language whenever it is possible to do so. But we do not allow passengers with ill motive to disrupt our flights and endanger the safety of our esteemed customers and crew.
“Conducts with the potential of jeopardizing the safety of our esteemed customers to and crew are not welcome on any of our flights,”
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