Mumbai-London AI Flight Diverted To Baku Due To ‘Operational Reasons’


New Delhi: A Mumbai-bound Air India flight from London was diverted to Baku in Azerbaijan due to “operational reasons” and a flight has been sent from India to bring back the stranded passengers.

The Dreamliner aircraft was carrying around 200 passengers and their needs have been taken care of, an Air India official said. The incident happened on Sunday night.

Another flight has been sent to Baku for ferrying the passengers stranded at Baku airport, the official added.

“#AI130 LHR-BOM diverted to Baku due (to) operational reasons. All pax are taken care of,” Air India said in a tweet.

A source said that due to technical issues, it was decided to divert the flight, which landed at Baku around 2345 hours (IST) on Sunday. There were also some tweets suggesting that passengers were stranded for a long time.