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A swarm of mosquitos invaded a Volaris Airlines flight from Guadalajara’s Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL) to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) on October 6th and caused a delay of over two hours.
A Volaris flight traveling within Mexico from Guadalajara to Mexico City on Friday, October 6, was delayed by more than two hours due to a mosquito infestation, local media reported. pic.twitter.com/wA4oyXZJTK
— Storyful (@Storyful) October 11, 2023
The video above shows flight attendants walking down the aisle and fumigating the cabin with passengers seated throughout. Passengers were reportedly told to close their eyes as the cabin filled with bug spray. Elizabeth Esmeralda Minjarez Corona took the video and told Storyful that “the mosquitos only calmed down after cabin lights were turned off.”
Passengers in the video do not seem fazed by the bug spray and were happy to be free of the winged invaders. I’ve been on flights in Southeast Asia where the cabin is fumigated prior to arrival while passengers are seated inside. It’s a little scary the first time you see it, but it keeps invasive species from entering other countries and to prevent the spread of diseases like malaria, Zika, and yellow fever. Apparently, the chemicals used are approved as not harmful to humans by the World Health Organization.
Anthony’s Take: I presume that the spray used here was also non-toxic to humans. Flying with a swarm of mosquitos sounds awful and I would have been looking to deplane if something was not done.
(Featured Image Credit: @Storyful via Twitter/X.)
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