The Oman Air Boeing 737 flight which was scheduled to land at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake was diverted to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) last night due to adverse weather, the BIA Duty Manager said.
He said the flight was diverted due to severe thunderstorms and showers in Katunayake last evening.
The flight, Boeing 737 was scheduled to land at the BIA at 7.55 pm but landed at MRIA at 8.24 pm, he said.
"At the time of diverting, 86 passengers and 15 crew members were onboard. However, no one was allowed to disembark the flight. It returned to BIA after refueling," the duty manager said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama and T.K.G. Kapila)