ECONOMYNEXT - State-run SriLankan Airlines said several aircraft were put out of action at the same time by a dust storm and a diversion triggering delays in its schedule.
SriLankan said an aircraft returning from Kuwait was caught in a dust storm requiring engineering and another flight from the Middle East had to be diverted to Cochin after a passenger suddenly fell sick, when technical problems at two other aircraft were being resolved.
As a result flights to Melbourne, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok had been delayed.
SriLankan apologized for the delays and said passengers had been served meals or put up at hotels. (Colombo/May02/2018)