Latest Kerala Local News: Air India flight to Dubai returns to Kerala due to air conditioning problem

Thiruvananthapuram,UPDATED: Jul 24, 2023 06:48 IST

By Press Trust of India: An Air India Express flight from the state capital of Kerala to Dubai returned on Sunday just hours after takeoff due to a problem with the plane’s air conditioning system, Thiruvananthapuram airport officials said.

The flight, IX 539, which took off with 178 people on board – including crew – by 1:19 p.m. returned and landed safely at 3:52 p.m., an airport official said.

“The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew are fine. A local standby was declared. It was an air conditioning issue,” the official said.

The airline said flight IX-539 operating from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai, encountered a technical problem with the air conditioning system after takeoff and the operating crew decided to make a precautionary landing at Thiruvananthapuram.

“The airline quickly arranged another plane to ensure a comfortable journey, accommodating all guests for the rescheduled 6:00 p.m. departure,” an Air India spokesperson said.

“The flight is expected to arrive at 8:45 p.m. Gulf Standard Time,” the spokesperson added.

Air India Express is committed to providing a safe, reliable and comfortable travel experience to all its customers and apologizes for any inconvenience caused due to the delay, the airline’s spokesperson added.

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