Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Ordeal of stranded Air India passengers ends  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 04/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The ordeal of hundreds of indian passengers who were stranded at jeddah's king abdulaziz international airport over the weekend following a technical snag on board an air india flight bound for calicut finally ended saturday.

the flight originally set for departure on wednesday was rescheduled for the following day only to be delayed again until friday and finally saturday.

nearly 800 passengers traveling to the southern indian city were stranded for days as result of the constant rescheduling.

the boeing 747 flight was slated to depart at 12:15 a.m. on wednesday but developed a hydraulic snag that could not be rectified immediately according to sources.

the delay created a domino effect when a hyderabad flight scheduled to fly out on thursday night was canceled and left on friday evening.

air india flew in two airbus a320 aircraft from new delhi and mumbai to jeddah on thursday to ferry the stranded passengers air india manager feroz khan told arab news.

'air india flew 760 passengers to calicut on thursday evening and late at night" he said. 'the third flight to calicut scheduled for departure on friday evening only flew out on saturday morning."

'passengers were informed about flight delays and were lodged at hotels" he said.

several angry passengers however refuted these claims.

'i was scheduled to attend an important wedding on friday which i missed" mohammed azam sharif told arab news.

'i didn't receive any sms or call regarding the delays" he said. 'i came straight to the airport on thursday only to find that the flight to hyderabad was canceled. the airline staff told me that the flight had been rescheduled for friday morning but was then changed several times."

'my travel agent hadn't asked me for my mobile number while purchasing the ticket which can be the only explanation to why i didn't receive any flight updates" he said.

top officials from air india and their colleagues had a tough time handling passenger inquiries and complaints.

though many passengers complained of the lack of information about flight cancellations several sympathized with officials trying to help them.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Apr 18 2015 - Top Saudi cleric says Yemen operation in line with Shariah rulesThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) IN their Friday sermons, imams in several mosques across the Kingdom said Saudi Arabia's decision on the military operation in Yemen was timely and historic with Imam and ...

 Apr 18 2015 - Construction of Dubai Metro extension a feat of engineeringThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) It took more than 1,000 experts to turn the Dubai Metro dream into a reality and build the first driverless rail network in the Middle East.At 75 kilometres, the metro is the ...

 Apr 18 2015 - Saudi Maaden net profit at USD69.57m in Q1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Mining Co. (Maaden) has reported its first-quarter net profit more than doubled year on year, but the earnings still fell short of analysts' forecasts, Arab News reported.The Gulf's ...

 Apr 18 2015 - Rolls-Royce wins USD9.2b order for Emirates enginesMENAFN
(MENAFN) Rolls-Royce said it had won a USD9.2 billion order to supply engines for 50 A380 aircraft for Dubai's Emirates airline, providing a boost for the British company, Arab News ...

 Apr 18 2015 - Saudi RCJY industrial cities investments hit USD266.55bMENAFN
(MENAFN) The volume of investments injected into Jubail, Yanbu and Ras Al-Khair industrial cities reached USD266.55 billion, president of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) said, Arab ...

 Apr 18 2015 - Obama to host Gulf leaders on May 13-14The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) US President Barack Obama will welcome the six leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council states in mid-May for talks on Iran's nuclear programme and the conflicts in Yemen, ...

 Apr 18 2015 - Qatar- Bangladeshis mark Mujibnagar DayThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Embassy of Bangladesh in Qatar and the Bangladeshi community observed Mujibnagar Day today with solemnity. Mujibnagar Day is observed every year in Bangladesh and the ...

 Apr 18 2015 - Syrian doctors ask Russia to help unblock medical aidThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Two Syrian doctors urged Russian diplomats at the United Nations on Friday to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to allow life-saving medical supplies into a besieged ...

 Apr 18 2015 - Qatar highlights water security challenges at World Water ForumThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) H E Dr Mohamed bin Saleh Al Sada, the Minister of Energy and Industry, led Qatar's delegation at the Seventh World Water Forum, along with Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari, ...

 Apr 18 2015 - Qatar- Gasna competition winners namedThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Winners of the Qatar University (QU) Sixth Gasna Competition were announced at a closing ceremony recently.The competition, which is an initiative organised annually by the ...

more...


 






Google

Arab Advisors_12th convergence conf

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help