Saturday, November 03, 2018

Air India cancels Jeddah flight after 8-hour delay

National carrier Air India cancelled a Jeddah-bound flight from the city via Hyderabad late Friday night, eight hours after its scheduled departure time and without offering any reason to around 300 harried passengers.

Flight AI 965 was scheduled to take off at 1500 hrs but the airline informed the passengers only at around 2300 hrs that it was being pulled out of operations.

A harried passenger, VKS Menon, who was flying with his wife and his elderly mother-in-law to Hyderabad, told PTI that the airline staff was not forthcoming in offering any explanation for the inordinate delay.

The staff finally announced that they were cancelling the flight around 2300 hrs, he said.
03/11/18 PTI/Khaleej Times