On Monday, February 20, two flights of Indigo received a hoax bomb threats. IndiGo Airlines flight 6E-2051 from Mumbai to Delhi received a hoax bomb threat call and another flight IndiGo 6E 6191 operating from Delhi to Deogarh was diverted to Lucknow following a specific bomb threat.
Following the threats, Security agencies rushed for the necessary checks and followed all necessary security protocols, the airline said in a statement.
Regarding IndiGo Airlines flight 6E-2051 from Mumbai to Delhi, a statement read “As per protocol, the aircraft was taken to a remote bay for search by the security agencies on arrival at Delhi airport. The passengers left the airport after all the necessary security protocols were followed. IndiGo is following the rules of the security agencies in the investigation. We regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers.”
In the second incident, IndiGo flight 6E 6191 operating from Delhi to Deogarh was diverted to Lucknow following a specific bomb threat on Monday.
All necessary security protocols were followed and the aircraft was cleared for takeoff, an indigo statement reads.
“Indigo flight 6E-6191 flying from Delhi to Deogarh got diverted to Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, due to security reasons. The flight landed safely at CCSIA at 12:20 pm and was taken to the isolation bay,” CCSIA Spokesperson said.
“The airport security followed necessary checks to verify the threat and after proper investigation, the threat turned out to be a hoax and the aircraft was released for the onward journey at 14:55,” the spokesperson added.