Emirates flight cancelled in Ahmedabad stranding 250 pax

Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

indexAlmost 250 air passengers were left stranded in the wee hours of Thursday after a Dubai-bound Emirates flight was cancelled after a few hours of delay in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

The Emirates flight, EK 539, was scheduled to take off from Terminal 2 of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad at 4:25 am but sources claimed that it was delayed by five hours and ultimately cancelled stranding the passengers in Ahmedabad.

The Emirates website mentioned the flight status as cancelled. On its website it said, “Due to operational reasons this flight has been cancelled. We are in the process of rebooking the flights to final destination and will send updated itinerary shortly.”

Ahmedabad Airport Director, Manoj Gangal, said, “There was a delay of 2-3 hours as the aircraft had developed a technical snag and became aircraft on ground (AOG) on Thursday. The airlines mentioned that it is expecting some technical parts to be delivered by Friday early morning. Meanwhile passengers who were to travel on the flight were shifted to various Ahmedabad hotels and a few were transferred through other airlines like Jet Airways through a Mumbai connection headed to Dubai and through Etihad airlines by way of through interline agreements wherein transfers can happen from one airline to another.”


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