Norwich-bound passengers on Manchester flight go on 300-mile detour via Edinburgh

FILE PHOTO: Loganair flight, a Flybe franchise to Norwich was rerouted via Edinburgh. Paul Faith/PA

FILE PHOTO: Loganair flight, a Flybe franchise to Norwich was rerouted via Edinburgh. Paul Faith/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Passengers on a Loganair flight from Manchester to Norwich had a 300 mile detour today when their plane went to Edinburgh instead.

The Norwich bound flight was due to arrive at the city's airport at 10.05am on Tuesday but passengers eventually arrived at the airport at about 11.30am after a stop over in Edinburgh.

The 290-mile diversion was due to a technical issue with one of Loganair's planes and passengers were put onto a flight to Edinburgh alongside passengers with tickets to the Scottish City.

When the plane arrived in Edinburgh passengers with tickets to the city disembarked and people with tickets from Edinburgh to Norwich then boarded the same plane for the second leg of the journey.

Passengers took to social media to complain about the issue with one man claiming he did not know about the change in route until he arrived in Edinburgh.

A spokesperson for Loganair said: 'This morning an aircraft based in Norwich was affected by a technical fault so we consolidated the Edinburgh and Norwich services from Manchester.

'Agents at Manchester Airport were on-hand to brief customers travelling to Norwich but some passengers who went straight to the boarding gate may have been left unaware of the change to the planned routing. Loganair would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused.'

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Loganair is a Flybe franchise and operates hundreds of domestic flights out of Norwich Airport each year including services to Guernsey.

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