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Portugal bound flight leaves Scottish airport after 38 hours

by TPN/PA, in News · 22-07-2017 12:39:00 · 0 Comments

A flight bound for Portugal has finally left a Scottish airport after a delay of more than 38 hours.

Portugal bound flight leaves Scottish airport after 38 hours

 

Travellers on a Thomson Airways service FPO811 had been stranded at Aberdeen Airport since Thursday morning after a technical issue with the aircraft.

 

They were expected to leave on a 6am flight, but instead faced a delay of 38.5 hours.

 

Passengers in Faro, Portugal, also faced lengthy delays on their flight to Aberdeen because of the technical issue.

Operator Thomson Airways said the delay was due to a technical issue with the aircraft.

 

The flight finally left Aberdeen Airport at around 8.35pm on Friday.-

 

Passengers were booked into overnight accommodation and given vouchers for refreshments.

 

A spokesman for Aberdeen Airport said: "The original flight was scheduled to leave at 0600 on Thursday, but the aircraft had a technical issue which prevented it travelling."

 

In a statement, Thomsons Airways said: "We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to customers due to travel on flights FPO811 from Aberdeen to Faro and FPO812 from Faro to Aberdeen, which unfortunately have been delayed as a result of a technical issue.

 

"We provided affected customers with overnight accommodation and vouchers for refreshments. We will also be providing letters to customers with EU flight delay claim information in line with the Civil Aviation Authority's guidelines.

"We would like to thank affected passengers for their patience and understanding."

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Edition 1437
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