Passengers on diverted SIA flight to fly home today

PASSENGERS aboard a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight that was diverted to Frankfurt are set to land in Singapore via a relief flight.

SQ317, which was operating from London to Singapore, was diverted on Thursday due to a cabin pressurisation issue as a precautionary measure.

The Airbus A380 aircraft landed uneventfully at Frankfurt Airport at about 2pm (Frankfurt local time) on the same day.

On Friday, an SIA spokesman announced that the aircraft had been grounded for repairs.

Affected passengers were assisted with hotel accommodation and meals.

A relief flight, SQ9326, was scheduled to depart Singapore at 8am (local time) on Friday and arrive in Frankfurt at 2.25pm (Frankfurt local time).

The flight was expected to depart Frankfurt as SQ9325 at 3.55pm (Frankfurt local time) and arrive in Singapore at 11.05am today.

The spokesman said there were a total of 379 passengers and 27 crew members.

The airline said: “Arrangements are currently being made to assist all customers. SIA sincerely apologises for the inconvenience this has caused.

“The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority.”

In September, an SIA flight from Paris to Singapore was diverted to Azerbaijan after an oil leak was detected in one of the Boeing 777 aircraft’s engines.

There were 229 passengers and 18 crew members on board that flight. — The Straits Times/ANN

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