Thomson airways flight delay – Thomson apologise after Newcastle to Zante flight left passengers ‘stranded’ overnight.
A delayed plane from Newcastle International Airport to Zante was forced to make an emergency landing in Athens due to thunderstorms.
The flight delay from Newcastle to Zante – was due to leave Newcastle International Airport at 2.35pm on Tuesday. One passenger said the plane departed two hours late and was forced to make an emergency landing in Athens in Greece due to thunderstorms. It was claimed some people had been left stranded at Athens International Airport overnight with nowhere to sleep, and the airline had only given the passengers €20 each to buy refreshments.
One passenger said they had not been told by the firm when they would fly to Zante and described the ordeal as “hell”. Thomson Airways issued an apology to passengers who were affected by the delay “We understand how frustrating a flight delay can be, however we hope our passengers appreciate that this is beyond our control.”