300 Swiss passengers in Africa stranded

Due to a technical defect could not withdraw a Swiss machine in Nairobi. This Radio Energy reports. The scheduled flight of Swiss from the Kenyan capital of Nai

300 Swiss passengers in Africa stranded

Due to a technical defect could not withdraw a Swiss machine in Nairobi. This Radio Energy reports. The scheduled flight of Swiss from the Kenyan capital of Nairobi via Dar-es-Salaam to Zurich had to be cancelled on Wednesday evening on short notice.

Swiss spokeswoman Sonja Ptassek confirmed to Radio Energy that the machine could not start due to a technical defect. Of the flight cancellation, around 300 passengers were affected. They had to spend the night in Nairobi, respectively, Dar-es-Salaam.

The broken aircraft of the type Airbus A330-343 is still in Nairobi and will be checked by technicians of the Swiss. The further procedure depends on the outcome of the investigation.

"The majority of the affected passengers could be rebooked on today's alternative connections to your destination," says Sonja Ptassek. A portion of the passengers can fly via Johannesburg to Zurich. Others were rebooked on flights via Dubai. How many passengers are stuck for even longer in Africa, could not say the Swiss spokeswoman yet.

Created: 27.02.2020, 11:09 PM

Updated Date: 02 March 2020, 09:01

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