Kochi: Passengers of an Air India Express
Abu Dhabi-Muscat-Kochi flight refused to disembark for nearly
two hours at the airport here tonight protesting against over
30 hours delay in its arrival.
The flight, with 186 passengers and six crew, was to have
arrived here at 6.30 AM yesterday. However, after take off
from Abu Dhabi, it developed a technical fault.
Airline sources said the delay was due to the fault being
rectified at Muscat.
Irked passengers sat inside the aircraft for nearly two
hours and finally disembarked at 9.30 PM here tonight.
They demanded that the airline compensate them and that
the airport management accept their complaint.
Air India sources said the flight would soon leave for its
onward journey on Doha-Bahrain sector.