French Airport Worker Punched Passenger With Baby After 13-Hour Delay

EasyJet confirmed the airport employee was did not work for easyJet but said the airline would investigate the matter

"After 13 hour delay of an easyJet flight, a Nice Airport employee punches a man with a baby in the face for complaining about the delays".

Told witness and fellow passenger Arabella Ark, 49, who was with her children at the time, and who had snapped the image via the dailymail, 'He was standing there holding his nine-month-old baby.

"We had a serious problem with someone of staff from our subcontractor Samsic", Jean-François Guitard, a director at the Nice airport, told CNN.

The onlooker said the Nice airport worker, who was not employed by easyJet, was just "smiling at this guy, not helping him" and knocked his phone to the floor when he appeared to try and take a picture.

No further information was available.

"easyJet is very concerned to see this picture and can confirm the person in the photo is not an easyJet member of staff, [nor] do [they] work for easyJet's ground handling agents in Nice", it reads.

'He said nothing, smirked, showed no interest or concern for the family, ' she recalled.

Ark claimed her husband had to pull the airport worked off of the man with the child.

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The employee in question does, however, work for an airport contractor that works with disabled passengers called Samsic, according to MarketWatch.

"EasyJet sincerely apologises for the delay and thanks passengers for their patience". The victim was taken away, baby in tote, but was subsequently allowed back onto the flight for takeoff.

On Twitter, EasyJet said the man in the photograph was an employee of French company Samsic, which provides special assistance for the Nice Airport.

Guitard noted Samsic said the employee had been suspended.

'The man had a great big mark on his eye when he finally got on the plane and everyone applauded him'.

The airline apologized for the flight delay, which it attributed to technical issues.

The pair were separated by other staff and passengers. Another aircraft had to be flown over from London.

They added in a statement: "Passengers were provided with updates and refreshment vouchers during this time and the flight landed in London Luton last night".

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