Grounded Scoot flight in Hong Kong further delayed by up to 10 hours

Scoot planes at Changi Airport. One of the budget carrier's flights from Hong Kong to Singapore was grounded due to a technical fault.
Scoot planes at Changi Airport. One of the budget carrier's flights from Hong Kong to Singapore was grounded due to a technical fault.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Scoot flight TZ 221, which was re-scheduled to depart Hong Kong for Singapore at 10am on Saturday, has been further delayed. 

The flight was originally scheduled to depart Hong Kong for Singapore at 7.10am on Friday but was grounded overnight "due to a technical fault".

In a Facebook update on Saturday, the budget carrier said: "Engineers working overnight have been successful in rectifying the fault. However, the repair process requires an additional six to 10 hours based on maintenance and manufacturers guidelines and Scoot will not compromise this."

It also added that some of the affected guests from flight have been transferred to another scheduled TZ221 flight at 7.10am on Saturday, while others have been put up at a hotel or the airport lounge.

The flight is now expected to depart on Saturday at 7pm and arrive in Singapore at 10.40pm, said the airline.

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