Jeju Air Delay Holds Up Over 800 Passengers

      May 18, 2015 09:26

      Jeju Air flights were delayed on Sunday because of a ticketing problem in Cebu, eventually inconveniencing about 840 passengers.

      The delay held up the arrival and departure of five international flights by four to five hours, including the same aircrafts' next flights to Osaka and Tokyo that day, a Jeju Air spokesman said.

      According to Jeju Air, a flight carrying 178 passengers was supposed to take off from Mactan in Cebu at 2:30 a.m. and arrive at Incheon at 8 a.m. Sunday. But it landed at 1 p.m., about five hours behind schedule.

      "It was hard for us to put substitute aircraft to flights because they are so tightly scheduled," the spokesman added. Budget airlines usually have far fewer planes than the big carriers.

      The departure was delayed because of a problem with the ticketing system at Mactan, and to make things worse the airplane had to return to Mactan because there was a warning sign on the cockpit dashboard. Thirty passengers complained and got off the plane.

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