They were to leave Figari this morning at 7.55 a.m. but are still at Bastia airport … this Saturday, July 31, at 9.45 p.m. In the middle of a weekend of crossover between July and Augustians, 156 passengers on a Volotea flight find themselves stranded at Bastia Poretta airport.

“At the start this morning we were simply told about a technical problem, but we were told that a technician was coming from Ajaccio and that we could then leave” explains Ludovic, one of the passengers. Finally, the technician will never arrive, and the passengers are diverted by bus to Bastia Poretta airport.

“When we arrived in Bastia, the airport staff were not ready to take us over. They had told Volotea not to transfer us to their airport but they did so anyway. Their management is really disastrous” blows the holidaymaker, arrived at Figari airport at 6.30am this Saturday morning.

On the spot, the situation is tense, as evidenced in particular by this video, posted on Twitter. The baffled passengers chant slogans and decide to block the check-in area to voice their protest.

@volotea @VDNLille when the Figari-Lille passengers rebel as they were transferred to Bastia without any plane to board! Shame on you #volotea there are babies and children in the 150 passengers #corse #lille pic.twitter.com/yLmVCQpi3Q

“Obviously it worked since at 6:45 pm we went to the boarding lounge” then … nothing new. “Then we had no more information, once again. I do not blame Bastia airport which has nothing to do with it, but it is really the Volotea company which has a catastrophic communication. There is , with us, pregnant women and young children. I have friends at Lille airport who are waiting to make the opposite trip and come to Corsica. On site, we told them that they could not take off because of absences among the personnel. Here we are told that these are technical problems … “concludes Ludovic.

According to our latest information, the plane was to take off at 10 p.m. this Saturday, July 31. Or more than fourteen hours late. More information to follow.

Related title :
156 passengers on a& # 39; a flight between Figari and Lille stranded at Bastia airport since this morning
A Figari-Lille flight announced with a big delay, Lille passengers in distress

Ref: https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr