A flight belonging to Srilankan Airlines which was heading to Colombo from Frankfurt, Germany had delayed for several hours to leave Frankfurt as a flight crew member got late to arrive at the airport to board the plane.
Sri Lankan Airlines sources said that flight UL554 from Frankfurt to Colombo was unable to leave Frankfurt as scheduled last afternoon as the flight crew member was not on the plane on time.
The airline was expected to depart at 0400 UTC today once Frankfurt airport reopened after the scheduled night time closure.
All passengers affected by the delay have been provided with meals and accommodation. They will also be compensated as per EU regulations, the sources added.