A video has gone viral across social media platforms showing passengers in a state of anger inside an Egyptian plane operated by Air Cairo due to a lack of air conditioning aboard the flight.
The flight was scheduled to take off at 1 PM from Kuwait to Egypt’s Burj El Arab airport, but it was delayed until 3 PM. Passengers had started boarding at 12:15 PM, but were trapped inside the plane for two hours until it took off without aeration.
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Passengers were severely angry after some of them had suffocated and lost consciousness. The flight crew only responded to the cases after an Italian woman threatened to contact the Italian Embassy.
Air Cairo is a low fare airline based in Cairo, Egypt. The airline is the low fare subsidiary of EgyptAir which operates scheduled flights to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan in the middle east, and inclusive tour flights to Egypt from Europe.