A GoAir flight from Mumbai to Delhi with 173 passengers on board was diverted to Amritsar due to ATC “congestion” on Saturday delaying its arrival in Delhi by nearly three-and-a-half hours.
Flight G8 465 was scheduled to depart from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here at 12.05 PM, but it took off at 12.20 PM.
Its scheduled arrival in New Delhi was 2.20 PM.
“However, the flight was diverted to Amritsar where it landed at 3 PM. We remained seated in the aircraft till it took off for New Delhi at 4.57 PM,” said a woman passenger who was travelling to Delhi to attend a family function.
“Since 3 PM we remained stuck in the aircraft...We had left home at 10 AM. But there was nothing to eat in the aircraft and we had to depend only on a cup of noodles,” she added.
When contacted, a GoAir official said the flight was diverted to Amritsar due to “ATC congestion” in New Delhi.
As per the woman passenger, the flight finally landed at its destination at 5.57 PM.