Low-cost airline AirAsia India on Wednesday said it received a bomb threat to its Jaipur-Bengaluru flight which was later found to be a hoax.
“Incoming flight I5 1721 (REG VT-JRT) from Jaipur to Bengaluru received a specific bomb threat on arrival at Bengaluru after all passengers deplaned. Aircraft was taken to isolation bay, checked thoroughly by bomb detection and disposal squad and nothing was found,” said a statement from AirAsia India.
The airline’s CEO and MD Mittu Chandilya said in the statement: “Safety and Security of our guests, employees and overall operations is paramount in AirAsia India and at no stage would compromise in its core commitment of service ensuring safety and security.”
Security checks by the bomb squad, Central Industrial Security Force and Kempegowda airport authorities resulted in the delay of the Bengaluru-Goa flight by four hours, the statement added.