NEW DELHI - In an unusual turn of events, an international IndiGo flight was compelled to execute a U-turn back to the airport, citing an unexpected 'memory lapse' within the airline's operations.
Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft en route to Bengaluru, India, was compelled to get back to Singapore Changi Airport, reversing its course, a move prompted by the airline's inadvertent failure to unload passenger luggage from a preceding international flight.
The Airbus A321neo touched down once again at Changi approximately one hour after its initial departure, resulting in a substantial delay of four hours for the passengers on board.
The circumstances surrounding how the ground staff overlooked the removal of bags from the earlier flight remain unclear. Additionally, it has not been specified whether this oversight affected all bags from the preceding flight or only a portion of them.
In response to the incident, the airline also issued a statement, stating, "We acknowledge the baggage error on the part of our service partners at Singapore airport. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused to our valued passengers." The statement did not provide further details regarding the nature of the oversight or the service partners involved.
This incident is not an isolated event for IndiGo Airlines which has a history of such mismanagement. In an earlier gaffe, the airline neglected to facilitate the connection of an elderly couple to their India-bound flight, resulting in the couple being stranded for over 24 hours at the Istanbul airport.
The couple, one of whom relied on a wheelchair, was on a journey from London to Mumbai. The London-Istanbul portion was operated by Turkish Airlines, with the subsequent leg to Mumbai operated by IndiGo. After enduring a day of waiting in terminal chairs in Istanbul, their ordeal finally came to an end.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Karachi||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Quetta||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Attock||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Multan||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|