Annews24- Fly Dubai a Dubai government-owned an airline operating in Kampala has been put under spotlight for issuing hundreds of fake air tickets to its customers plying from Entebbe airport.
According to police, the victims had booked from Kampala office and suspects that this was an inside job.
“Over 23 people booked ticket to fly outside Uganda but surprisingly reaching at airport they were told to go back and others were arrested at the airport for being in possession of fake air tickets”.
Security says investigations have established that employees at Fly Dubai Company in Kampala were being the scam.
According to sources from police Fly Dubai senior manager Manish Marthur together with another lady only identified as Helen were behind issuing fake tickets.
Manish and Helen have since been summoned to Kampala Central police station to record statements and help police in its investigations.
It is indicated that Manish instead pleaded with police to allow him settle the complainants outside police while Hellen fled the country.
When contacted Manish Marthur for the comment said, “we are solving the problem and our clients will be refunded their money within few days”.
Manish added that the company head operation was not in the country.
Fly Dubai is a Dubai government-owned low-cost airline with its head office and flight operations in Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport. The airline operates a total of 95 destinations, serving the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe from Dubai.
The airline has on several times come under criticism on cases of racism by its flight attendants, assault and negligence
To be attributed to a flydubai spokesperson
“flydubai is aware of alleged fraudulent activity involving its representative office in Uganda. As a result, an employee of our representative in Uganda has been terminated. A police case has been filed and an investigation is underway.”