Dubai: A technical issue forced a Flydubai flight from Baku to Dubai to make an emergency landing in Shiraz, Iran, on Thursday, the airline has confirmed.
“Flight FZ710 from Baku to Dubai was diverted to Shiraz due to a technical issue,” read a statement from Flydubai.
An empty plane was sent to pick the passengers up from Shiraz and the plane with the technical issue was also fixed and returned to Dubai on Thursday.
“All passengers were provided with refreshments at Shiraz Airport and continued their journey to Dubai at 19.45 (local time) in another Fly Dubai aircraft.
“We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our passengers’ travel plans. This followed standard procedure as the safety of our passengers remains our first priority,” the statement added.