The passengers of an Air India Toronto-Amritsar-Delhi flight had to face a long delay on Friday morning after the plane skipped Amritsar and landed directly at Indira Gandhi International Airport. As a result, Delhi-bound passengers also got delayed at Amritsar airport.
The Air India flight (AI-188) with 167 passengers on board was supposed to land at Amritsar airport first but was landed directly at Delhi. Though airport sources said there was some technical problem in the aircraft, Air India said it was a routine check.
"There was no problem, we just needed the plane at Delhi for some routine checks, which we have done earlier. As such facilities are not available in Amritsar, we had to bring it here," said DS Kohli, Air India's Director, Northern Region.