Saturday, May 12, 2018

Air India flight from Jeddah delayed by 10 hours

Mangaluru: An Air India flight arriving from Saudi Arabia to Mangaluru via Mumbai on Friday was delayed by 10 hours, leaving the passengers in the lurch. The flight was ferrying many people who will be voting in the elections on Saturday, said sources.
According to a source in Air India, the aircraft was scheduled to arrive at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai at 5am from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. However, it reached its destination only at 3pm.
According to the Air India website, the connecting flight from Mumbai was scheduled to leave the airport at 10.25am and reach the Mangaluru International Airport at 12pm. However, as the passengers from Saudi Arabia reached late, they were given two options– either to travel to the Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode, and then take a connecting flight to Mangaluru or take the Mumbai-Mangaluru direct flight, both of which are on Saturday.
12/05/18 Times of India