Passengers on SIA flight diverted to Frankfurt expected to land in Singapore on Saturday

Flight SQ317 was diverted as a precautionary measure, and the aircraft landed uneventfully at Frankfurt Airport. PHOTO: FLIGHTRADAR24/TWITTER

SINGAPORE - Passengers on a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight that was diverted to Frankfurt on Thursday are set to land in Singapore on Saturday morning via a relief flight.

SQ317, which was operating from London to Singapore, was diverted due to a cabin pressurisation issue as a precautionary measure. The Airbus A380 aircraft landed uneventfully at Frankfurt Airport at about 2pm (Frankfurt local time).

On Friday, an SIA spokesman gave an update that the aircraft was subsequently grounded for repairs.

Affected passengers were assisted with hotel accommodation and meals.

A relief flight, SQ9326, has been scheduled to depart Singapore at 8am (local time) on Friday and arrive in Frankfurt at 2.25pm (Frankfurt local time).

The flight is expected to depart Frankfurt as SQ9325 at 3.55pm (Frankfurt local time) and arrive in Singapore at 11.05am on Saturday.

The spokesman said there were 379 passengers and 27 crew.

The airline said: “Arrangements are currently being made to assist all customers. SIA sincerely apologises for the inconvenience this has caused.

“The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority.”

In September, an SIA flight from Paris to Singapore was diverted to Azerbaijan after an oil leak was detected in one of the Boeing 777 aircraft’s engines. There were 229 passengers and 18 crew on board that flight.

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