Hundreds of Air India, Jet Airways passengers stranded at Mumbai airport

Hundreds of Air India, Jet Airways passengers stranded at Mumbai airport
The passengers had to wait for several hours at the airport on Sunday morning (Picture: ANI)

Hundreds of passengers, scheduled to fly on two separate Jet Airways and Air India flights, were left stranded at Mumbai Airport on Sunday morning.

In the first instance, around 158 passengers of Jet Airways 9W-2314 Mumbai-Ahmedabad had to wait for several hours.

According to the passengers waiting at the airport, the onboard staff had informed them that Ahmedabad Airport is closed; however, later a Jet Airways official told news agency ANI that the aircraft is facing a technical fault.

“It is true that a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has been issued for runway maintenance work from 10 am to 3 pm but Jet Airways had been permitted for landing however later it was found that the aircraft has a technical fault,” he said.


Update:

Official response from Jet Airways about the incident:


In the second case, several passengers of Air India AI 625 flight protested at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport after their flight was delayed by over 6 hours.

The Lucknow-bound flight was scheduled to take off around 8 am. However, it is now expected to take off around 2 pm and arrive at Lucknow at 4 pm. The reason for the delay is not yet known.

Meanwhile, some passengers took to social media and alleged that they were not informed about the reason behind the delay and that no airline official was present at the spot to handle the situation.

Mumbai witnessed its first pre-monsoon showers on Saturday night, following which flight operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport — including the arrival, departure and diversions of several domestic, international and cargo flights — were hit.

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