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Issue with hydraulic system led to 24-hr delay: Tiger Airways

Tiger Airways

Chennai:  Singapore-based air carrier Tiger Airways today said that its Chennai-Singapore flight was delayed by 24 hours “due to an issue with hydraulic system” and it has landed safely.

The aircraft, which was scheduled to leave here at 10.45 PM on Saturday, left for Singapore on Sunday at 10.45 PM, an airline spokesperson said.

“Tigerair flight TR2639 scheduled to depart from Chennai to Singapore on Saturday evening was delayed due to an issue with the hydraulic system which has since been rectified,” the spokesperson told PTI.

“The aircraft departed Chennai last evening and landed safely in Singapore at 1.58 AM local time,” he said.

A total of 158 passengers and crew were scheduled to be on the flight, he said.

“Safety is of utmost priority to Tigerair and we will spare no effort to ensure the well-being of our passengers,” he added.

Chennai Airport sources said passengers were accommodated in various hotels by the airline till the issue was addressed.

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