Rescue flight to bring home Malaysian pilgrims stranded in Jeddah

AMAL by Malaysia Airlines flight MH8311, which had been scheduled to depart Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for Kuala Lumpur at 1.10am last Saturday, is experiencing a prolonged delay due to a technical issue involving the A380-800 aircraft servicing the flight.

Malaysia Airlines, in a statement yesterday, said the problem was discovered during passenger boarding, and requires a “longer time” to be fixed.