Cypriot passengers stranded in Turkey when flight diverted – report


A group of Cypriot airline passengers were stuck in Izmir, Turkey over night when their Jet2 flight was diverted there on its way from Manchester to Larnaca, Politis reported on Sunday.

According to the report, there was a problem with one engine and the plane at to land at Adnan Menderes Airport. The flight had been due to arrive in Larnaca at 9.30pm on Saturday night.

Politis said waiting relatives were told that the plane had to divert but said they were not given any specifics. And because the Cypriot phone numbers did not work, information came from Danish passengers also on the flight that they were in Turkey.

One social media message cited by Politis was from a Cypriot passenger saying at 8.35am on Sunday that they were still in Izmir. They had stayed nine hours at the airport and had then been brought to a hotel.

“Because we cannot communicate by phone, I write this so that friends and relatives who don’t know what’s happening can know. We hope to land in Larnaca as soon as possible and this is scheduled for Sunday night.” the posting said.

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