Arabella Ark was a witness to an incredibly ugly incident at the airport while waiting to board flight EZY2122 from Nice to London Luton.
While waiting in line, she observed a man in front of her who was holding a baby. He was complaining to another man about a 13-hour delay on an easyJet flight. What happened then was something awful. The man holding the baby was punched.
Ark, who was with her children at the time, spoke to MailOnline: “Everyone was having the most appalling day and then, all of a sudden, a man holding a baby gets whacked. It all kicked off after his [the father’s] wife was talking to the man [suspected attacker] because we were getting no information whatsoever about the delay.”
According to Ark, her husband had to pull the airport worker from the man with the baby.
An easyJet spokesperson has said that the employee at the airport works for their airline. He instead works for Samsic, a special assistance provider that Nice airport contracts.
Arabella claimed her husband, 64, had to pull the airport worker from the man.
An easyJet spokesperson said the airport employee does not work for the airline.
The easyJet spokesperson said, “easyJet is very concerned to see this picture and can confirm the person in the photo is not an easyJet member of staff and they do not work for easyJet’s ground handling agents in Nice.
“We are urgently taking this up with Nice Airport and their special assistance provider Samsic who we understand the person photographed works for.
“easyJet is sorry that flight EZY2122 from Nice to London Luton on 29 July was delayed departing Nice.
“This was due to a technical issue with the aircraft and a replacement aircraft and crew were sent from London Gatwick to operate the flight.
“Passengers were provided with updates and refreshment vouchers during this time and the flight landed in London Luton last night.
“The safety and well-being of our passengers and crew is always easyJet’s highest priority.
“easyJet sincerely apologizes for the delay and thanks passengers for their patience.”