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Med-View passengers flying between London and Lagos left stranded

Med-View passengers have been unable to fly over Christmas after one of the Nigerian airline’s aircraft was forced to return to Gatwick.

Around 800 passengers were left stranded on December 22 at Gatwick after a Med-View flight U-turned due to a technical fault.

Chaos broke out at Murtala Muhammed International Airport where nearly 700 passengers had been waiting for the flight to return to London.

A Gatwick Airport spokesperson has confirmed that staff are “assisting passengers where possible” but the “vast majority” have left the airport to make alternative travel passengers.

Med-View reportedly organised two relief flights from Gatwick to Lagos on December 27.

Due to unruly behaviour of some passengers a third relief flight was unable to operate from the international airport in Lagos.

The Gatwick spokesperson added: “The number of Med-View passengers currently at Gatwick airport is in single figures.

“Gatwick staff are assisting these passengers where possible and will continue to work with the airline and other authorities to ensure that Med-View honours its commitments to their passengers.

“We would like to apologise to all affected passengers on behalf of the airline.

“We sympathise with affected passengers and share their disappointment with the delays experienced by Med-View during the last few days.”

Travel Weekly has contacted Med-View for further comment.

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