Dec 23, 2015 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines has made arrangements for 32 passengers with onward connections in Colombo to travel on flights of other airlines after an aircraft engine cowling was damaged on the ground at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, resulting in the Bangkok-Colombo Flight UL883 being cancelled.
The incident has taken place when a baggage cart operated by the airport’s ground handlers veered into the Airbus A330-300 aircraft and damaged an engine cowling on Tuesday night.
“The remaining 251 passengers were provided overnight hotel accommodation in Bangkok by SriLankan Airlines. All 283 passengers were served a meal on board while arrangements were made.” the airline said.
Another aircraft has also been dispatched from Colombo to Bangkok within a few hours, to operate a special flight to bring the remaining passengers to Colombo.
The flight, UL1423, was scheduled to return to Colombo at 1715 hours (5:15 p.m.) local time on Wednesday 23rd December.