MANCHESTER: An Airblue flight bound from Manchester to Islamabad reported a fault on Friday, causing as many as 300 passengers a delay of over 40 hours, reported Manchester Evening News.
The flight to Islamabad was scheduled for take-off at 9.50pm Friday. It was then postponed to 3pm Sunday, but passengers still found themselves waiting at 4pm.
A spokesperson for Airblue, a private Pakistani airline, stated that passengers were offered rooms in the nearest hotel that could accommodate them.
However, many passengers preferred to stay at the airport instead of going to a hotel which was at least 80 miles away in Birmingham.
Manchester Airport said on Sunday that it was assisting Airblue in the matter.