AirAsia passengers stuck in Bali

AirAsia passengers stuck in Bali

Australians stuck in Bali

Frustrated passengers on board an AirAsia flight scheduled to travel from Malaysia to Australia say they have been stranded in Bali for more than a day, after two separate medical emergencies and then immigration restrictions grounded their plane.

Frustrated passengers on board an AirAsia flight scheduled to travel from Malaysia to Australia say they have been stranded in Bali for more than a day, after two separate medical emergencies and then immigration restrictions grounded their plane.

Flight D7206, an Airbus A-330, took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Monday night bound for Coolangatta on the Gold Coast, but was forced to divert to the Indonesian island of Bali two hours into the trip due to a medical emergency involving a passenger.

The sick passenger disembarked the plane in Bali and, several hours later, the flight took off on Tuesday morning bound for Australia.

Passengers from the AirAsia flight scheduled to travel from Malaysia to Australia, but now stuck in Bali. Photo: Channel Nine

But the flight was forced to return to Bali again after what is believed to have been a second medical emergency involving another passenger.

Frustrated passengers complained that, when they boarded their plane on a third attempt to reach Australia, Indonesian officials refused to let it leave because several passengers on the flight manifest were missing.

One passenger told Nine News that the missing passengers had simply booked other flights from Bali back to Australia, and therefore were not even in the country.

The original eight-hour flight was scheduled to take off in Kuala Lumpur at 9.40pm on Monday, local time, and land on the Gold Coast at 7.50am on Tuesday, local time.

However, a day after the passengers’ scheduled arrival at their destination, they have found themselves in a different country with no idea when they will reach Australia.

The flight is listed on air tracking websites as “diverted”.

Fairfax Media has contacted AirAsia for comment.

Passengers have complained on social media that the airline has not provided them with food or drinks, and have started tweeting the AirAsia group chief executive Tony Fernandes demanding to know what is happening.

Passengers from the AirAsia flight scheduled to travel from Malaysia to Australia, but now stuck in Bali.

But the flight was forced to return to Bali again after what is believed to have been a second medical emergency involving another passenger.

Frustrated passengers complained that, when they boarded their plane on a third attempt to reach Australia, Indonesian officials refused to let it leave because several passengers on the flight manifest were missing.

One passenger told Nine News that the missing passengers had simply booked other flights from Bali back to Australia, and therefore were not even in the country.

The original eight-hour flight was scheduled to take off in Kuala Lumpur at 9.40pm on Monday, local time, and land on the Gold Coast at 7.50am on Tuesday, local time.

However, a day after the passengers’ scheduled arrival at their destination, they have found themselves in a different country with no idea when they will reach Australia.

The flight is listed on air tracking websites as “diverted”.

Fairfax Media has contacted AirAsia for comment.

Passengers have complained on social media that the airline has not provided them with food or drinks, and have started tweeting the AirAsia group chief executive Tony Fernandes demanding to know what is happening.

Source :Sydney Morning Herald

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