Malaysia Airlines resolves passenger stranding at Mumbai Airport

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 climbs after takeoff.
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Malaysia Airlines passengers who found themselves stranded at Mumbai International Airport after a flight from London to Kuala Lumpur diverted due to technical issues have now departed to their respective destinations.

Malaysia Airlines MH165 London – Kuala Lumpur


Malaysia Airlines flight MH165 operating from London to Kuala Lumpur last Thursday had made an unscheduled diversion to Mumbai after a layover in Doha, caused by “unforeseen technical issues”.

The diversion subsequently left passengers grounded in Mumbai over the weekend with several passengers taking to social media to express their dissatisfaction.

It has been reported that all affected passengers have now been transported from Mumbai to their respective destinations.

Passengers repatriated from Mumbai


Speaking to news source Free Malaysia Today (FMT), a spokesperson for the airline stated, “The matter has been resolved. All passengers were transferred to other carriers as well as Malaysia Airlines flights between Saturday and Sunday.”

The airline went on to advise that the subject passengers were provided with accommodation meals and transport whilst the carrier worked on transferring them from Mumbai to the destination.

The aircraft conducting last week’s subject MH165 rotation from London to Kuala Lumpur was an Airbus A330-300E, registered 9M-MTN; a 10-year-old wide-body aircraft belonging to the Malaysian national carrier Malaysia Airlines.

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Malaysia Airlines passengers stranded in Mumbai when flight MH165 from London diverted due technical issues have now all been repatriated.
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