Three airline passengers have been detained for 10 days and another fined 200 yuan (US$31.7) for creating disturbances at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport earlier this week, police said today.
One traveler, surnamed Yu, urged fellow passengers on a Shanghai Airlines flight from Guangzhou in Guangdong Province to Xiamen in Fujian Province to join him blocking a boarding gate in a bid to get compensation from the airline on Wednesday.
The flight had been delayed by thunderstorms, Guangzhou police said.
Officers took Yu away by force and gave him a 10-day administrative detention.
In a separate incident at the same airport also on Wednesday, three passengers on a China Eastern Airlines flight from Guangzhou to Nanchang in Jiangxi Province tried to enter the boarding area by force without undergoing security checks.
The trio, who damaged a glass door, were stopped by police. Two were detained for 10 days. The third person, who had a lesser role and apologized afterwards was fined 200 yuan, the police said.