Nepal government has officially started investigation against Emirates’ low cost airline ‘Fly Dubai’ after Italian blogger Riccardo Bolzan published his experience about discriminatory behaviour against Nepali passengers.
Nepal’s online portal setopati which first published the article in Nepali language writes ‘Chief Secretary Som Lal Subedi on Friday had directed the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to probe the incident. Subedi had written to the ministry stating that the piece about incident of discrimination against Nepali passengers by flydubai published on Setopati has drawn his attention and directed it to immediately probe the incident and take action, and report about the same to him.
Spokesperson at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Prem Nath Thakur told Setopati that the TIA administration has formed a probe committee under Chief of the Aviation Safety Division Prakash Chandra Dhakal, and the committee has already started its work.
“We have started to seek the version of flydubai and will submit the report as soon as possible,” Thakur stated adding that flydubai employees have been summoned for statement on Monday. TIA officials say flydubai can even be banned from operating flights to Nepal if the allegations are found to be true.”
Meanwhile, flydubai has denied to have discriminated against Nepali passengers. “At times of disruption and when hotel accommodation is provided to passengers, flydubai allocates accommodation based on availability of hotel rooms at the destination, class of travel and aims to keep families and passengers travelling in groups together,” a flydubai statement reads.