Europe

Dublin flight to Abu Dhabi diverted over 'security threat onboard'

  • 11 February 2017
  • From the section Europe
Eithad Airways

An Etihad Airways flight from Dublin to Abu Dhabi was diverted to Al Minhad military base in Dubai on Friday.

The diversion followed a "security threat onboard".

The guests, baggage and aircraft crews went through additional security screening which took several hours, according to the airline.

The majority of transferring guests were re-booked on flights on Saturday morning and were offered overnight accommodation in Abu Dhabi.

Etihad Airways has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

In a statement the airline said "the safety and security of our guests and crew is our top priority.

"The crew completed all necessary in-flight checks as per procedure, with no abnormalities found, then followed the authorities' instructions to undergo further security checks at the air base."