Due to a technical malfunction on Monday morning’s Stockholm-Budapest Wizz Air flight, passengers could not get home in time. On top of that, they had to wait for 13.5 hours before the plane could finally take off.
The news was reported by Magyar Hang, after the airline officially confirmed the event. Instead of the scheduled 9:20 am set off, a new plane arrived for the approximately 150 people at 10:54 pm at Skavsta airport.
A reader of Magyar Hang told the news portal that at Skavsta airport, about 150 people were stuck in the terminal. The reason was that their plane’s cargo door could not be closed and a new one was only sent to pick them up at 10:30 pm. On the other hand, he also added that all passengers received their mandatory food vouchers before noon.
„There were many small children among the passengers and it wasn’t easy for parents to keep them occupied”
The flight is 2 hours long from Stockholm to Budapest. This means that instead of landing around 11:30 am in Budapest, the plane arrived at 12:30 am on Tuesday. Here is how Wizz Air responded to Magyar Hang’s question about the delay on Monday evening:
Unfortunately, the Wizz Air aircraft on the Stockholm-Budapest route experienced some malfunction. In order to ensure the safety of our passengers and staff, we postponed departure until the technical issue was successfully resolved by our specialists.
Even though the repair had been completed and the new flight was scheduled for 9:30 pm, according to Attila Kriaszter a tour guide who was also waiting among the passengers, there was no sign of the plane setting off at 9:30 pm.
At 9:38 pm, Kriaszter told Magyar Hang that all information about the Hungarian flight had disappeared from the display. However, a few minutes later, they were called to the gate and the crew showed up as well. At last, the plane took off for Budapest at 10:54 pm.
Source: Magyar Hang, Startlap utazás