20 flyers test positive before rescheduled take-off, forced to cancel their US trip
Flight arrivals shifted for hours from North Runway to South Runway
The AI-111 flight departed from the Delhi airport at around 5.20 pm instead of its scheduled departure time of 2 pm, they said.
The aircraft, carrying 226 passengers, was subsequently brought back to the parking bay.
Without any co-passengers, Oberoi said he found the journey extremely boring and he even resorted to counting the number of seats and windows of the Airbus 320 aircraft to pass time.
Air India flight returns to Delhi airport after take off as cabin crew sees bat's carcass in business class
The plane had departed from the Delhi airport at 2.20 am on Thursday and no one noticed the bat's carcass before the take off.
Haj subsidy is set to be scrapped from 2018 with the Centre deciding to go ahead with the recommendation for its immediate abolition by a special committee set up in January this year.