“The worst airline, Kingfisher!!!shockingly baddddddddddd airport staff behavior at Delhi airport with my sister. We are going to take serious action against this and go to court with it, let the law handle it, so that this does not happen to any girl again (sic),” she tweeted.
“Is this how a girl alone at an airport gets treated by the staff of the airline she is flying. She is unwell and has a horrible backache, can’t believe this happened to her right now. My heart is beating so fast with anger that a girl at an airport gets treated this way by airport staff! He is at the kingfisher counter (sic),” she said.
Ayesha, who was paired opposite Salman Khan in Bollywood flick Wanted, said a staffer of airline tore the boarding pass of her younger sibling at the airport.
Ayesha’s tweets however, gave no reason on what led to the incident.
Responding to Ayesha’s tweet, Sidhartha Mallya, son of Chairman of Kingfisher Airlines Vijay Mallya raised doubts over the actress’ claim.
“Been getting tweets about Ayesha Takia; KFA. Not too sure who she is, an actor of some sorts?? But it seems something has upset her,” Sidhartha Mallya tweeted.
“Don’t know why Ayesha Takia is tweeting so much when she wasn’t even present. There are always two sides to a story. Pipe down love,” he said.
In an official response, Kingfisher has denied any such misbehaviour by their staff member.
“This guest was booked to travel with Kingfisher Airlines from New Delhi to Mumbai and we understand that she arrived into New Delhi on the flight of another airline which reportedly landed late. As a result of this, the guest missed her connecting flight to Mumbai. As soon as she produced a confirmation from the airline on which she arrived certifying that their flight arrived late, our staff offered her a wait-listed option on our next available flight as our next flight was running full. We categorically deny that any of our staff misbehaved with this valued guest. We also deny that any of our staff tore her boarding card as alleged. The boarding card had in fact not even been handed over to the guest as she was waitlisted. We regret any inconvenience that may have been caused to the guest on account of her missing her connecting flight.”