SriLankan Airlines helps passengers in Frankfurt

Monday, 24 February 2014 00:01 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

SriLankan Airlines has operated the London Colombo flight of Sunday 23rd February via Frankfurt to uplift the passengers stranded in the Frankfurt Airport due to an industrial action carried out by the security staff of Frankfurt Airport from Friday the 21st of February. SriLankan Airlines and all other airlines operating from terminal two of Frankfurt Airport were compelled to depart without uplifting passengers from Frankfurt on a request made by the Frankfurt airport authorities due to this industrial action. Accordingly UL554 of 21st February departed Frankfurt to Colombo  without uplifting more than 240 passengers who were later given accommodation in nearby hotels and their welfare was well looked after. However the industrial action was called off later and the airport is open for operations from 22 February. In order to minimize the inconvenience caused to all SriLankan passengers, SriLankan decided to operate the London-Colombo flight UL506 of Sunday 23rd February via Frankfurt to uplift these stranded passengers. The Colombo-bound passengers at the London Heathrow Airport were informed of the move and those who were not contactable were notified at the time of their check-in. This flight departed London at 1515 hrs as planned and arrived in Frankfurt at 1740hrs local time and departed Frankfurt at 1850 hrs local time. The Flight will arrive in Colombo on Monday 24th at 0915hrs. Further, flight UL557 /8 operating from Colombo to Frankfurt and back departed Colombo on Saturday 22nd February as scheduled and the return flight will not be affected. SriLankan regrets the inconvenience caused to its customers due to this incident which is beyond the control of the airline.