New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Playback singer Sonu Nigam on Friday lashed out the Jet Airways for suspending the crew members, who allowed him to perform impromptu on the aircraft’s address system and said that the entire incident reeked of ‘intolerance’.
“I have witnessed an elaborate fashion show in an aircraft. I have heard of small concerts happening in an aircraft. I have seen Pilots and Crew Members cracking humorous jokes to loosen up passengers in other countries, which is so cool,” Nigam said in a statement.
A peeved Nigam added that punishing someone for ‘spreading happiness’ by suspending crew members for asking him to sing on the address system, when the seat belt signs were off, and no announcements were to be made, was uncalled for.
“This act of lack of common sense, according to me, is real intolerance,” the statement added.
The video of Sonu enthralling the crew and the passengers mid-air on a flight from Mumbai to Jodhpur went viral.
However, this did not go down too well with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The Jet Airways yesterday suspended their crew for allowing Nigam to sing from the aircraft’s address system.
The Jet Airways said in its statement that the flight announcement system was allegedly misused and a corrective training to reinforce strict adherence to operating procedure would be given to the plane’s staff.
On January 4, the passengers on a Jet Airways chartered plane requested Nigam to sing for them. Nigam obliged and sang two popular songs from the flight’s address system. (ANI)