Glasgow-bound flight passengers stranded in Romania for a week due to malfunction

HUNDREDS of Scots have been left stranded in Romania after their plane home suffered a malfunction – with no alternative flights available for a week.

Dozens of Glasgow-bound passengers have been forced to remain in Romania as they await the next available Wizz Air flight available from Bucharest next Monday.

It is understood other passengers have managed to fly home on rival airlines.

One of those affected, diabetic company director Bob Jamieson, 70, is now staying in a hotel near the airport and told how he had to seek emergency medication after running out of insulin.

“By 11pm people started getting very angry. There were 200 people and it was just pandemonium. We were asked to check out of the airport as if just arriving and then check back in again, including travelling through security.

“It meant we had to take our bags back to the other end of the airport, through arrivals, through baggage check, everything as if we were booking for a new flight.

“The whole situation was crazy,” he said. “I was expecting at one point to see Borat appearing as captain.”

The abrupt cancellation in Romania meant that the scheduled Glasgow to Bucharest flight on Monday night was also scrapped.

Mr Jamieson, who had been visiting Romania for a wedding, said: “We expected it at 10pm but no plane arrived,” said Mr Jamieson, from Peebles, in the Borders.


“By now it was 1am and children were crying. It was just crazy.

“And then a notice came up on the screen saying cancelled. We were wondering what on earth was going on. We were then diverted back to the Wizz Air desk, 200 people in a queue and given a boarding pass for the next flight to Glasgow.  Which was next Monday – a week away.”


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