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Airline orders probe after baggage blunder

BUDGET airline easyJet has launched an investigation after luggage belonging to a Greek Cypriot actress travelling from the US to Paphos via Germany and Hungary mistakenly ended up at Ercan airport this week after an apparent mix-up over the destination of “Cyprus”.

Airline orders probe after baggage blunder

By KEREM HASAN

Chief Reporter

Paola Hadjilambri, travelling with easyJet – founded by British Greek Cypriot billionaire Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou – was told to collect her suitcases from Ercan after they went missing en route to the island.

They had been put on a Turkish Airlines flight, TRNC Civil Aviation head Mustafa Sofi, confirmed to Cyprus Today.Turkish Airlines does not fly to South Cyprus.

One Turkish Cypriot customs official told this newspaper that the confusionoccurredafter baggage handlers “most probably saw that the aircraft was flying to ‘Cyprus’ via İstanbul.”

Ms Hadjilambri’s belongings reportedly went astray on the leg of her journey from Berlin.

Reports said that she had requested that easyJet send it on to either Larnaca or Paphos airports.

However, she was notified by Ercan airport officials on Monday that she would have to cross to the TRNC to reclaim her possessions.

The Greek Cypriot transport authority said in a written statement, without naming easyJet, that they “cannot intervene with the process of handling and dispatching luggage from other countries”.

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