Sunday 17 November 2019

Aer Lingus flight from Cork redirected to Dublin 'after technical difficulties'

Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus

Cillian Sherlock

An Aer Lingus flight from Cork Airport to Faro has been redirected to Dublin after declaring technical difficulties following take-off.

A spokesperson for Dublin Airport Authority said the plane has since landed safely.

"Our emergency services attended the aircraft. This is standard procedure for diversions or any emergency that is declared," Siobhan O’Donnell said.

The flight left Cork at 10:50am and was due to arrive at 1:25pm in Faro.

A spokesperson for Cork Airport said the aircraft declared a technical fault after take-off.

According to FlightRadar, the Airbus A320-214 on the route is 13 years old and can seat over 150 passengers.

A spokesperson for Aer Lingus apologised to the passengers involved.

"Aer Lingus flight EI896 which departed from Cork to Faro this morning was diverted to Dublin due to a technical issue with aircraft," she said.

"A replacement aircraft at Dublin will continue the flight to Faro which departed at 14.51 this afternoon and is expected to arrive in Faro at 17.30 local time.

"As a result flights EI903 Faro Shannon, EI904 Shannon Faro and EI899 Faro Cork will experience knock on delays. Guests are being notified via SMS and by our agents at Faro airport. We sincerely apologise to guests for the inconvenience caused," they added.

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