IndiGo’s Flight Attendants Battle Mosquitos With Electrified Rackets

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Mosquitos are annoying enough in a wide open field, but imagine being confined in a flying tube with them. 

A passenger on an apparently mosquito-infested flight on India’s IndiGo shared a video of the Dhaka to Kolkata Indigo flight number 6E 1859 on Twitter where flight attendants can be seen swatting the bloodsuckers with an electrified mosquito racket as travellers use papers to fan the bugs away. 

After this incident, the airline says it has taken appropriate measures by spraying the interior with approved insecticides and also placing mosquito-repellent patches in the aircraft.

However, these same measures were implemented after a similar event last year – when a Bengaluru-based doctor was thrown off the flight after complaining about mosquitos on the IndiGo plane – but the mosquito issue once again took place. 

The airline says it also uses mosquito bats to dispatch the insects in exceptional circumstances. 

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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