A Dubai-bound flydubai plane had to return to Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport soon after takeoff on Friday morning. The flight (FZ 334) departed the terminal at 9.55am.
A spokesperson for the budget carrier said a technical issue caused the flight disruption.
“Flydubai flight FZ 334, operated by Smartwings, from Karachi Airport (KHI) to Dubai International (DXB) on 10 March returned to Karachi due to a technical issue,” the airline said in a statement.
The passengers were asked to disembark and transported back to the terminal.
“Passengers were provided with refreshments. We apologise to our passengers for the inconvenience caused to their travel plans,” said the spokesperson.
The stranded passengers are scheduled to continue their journey to Dubai at 2.17pm local time, the spokesperson added.