Srilankan Airlines 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 at the time.
The airline was expected to depart at 0400 UTC today once Frankfurt airport reopened after the scheduled night time closure.
Srilankan Airlines said all passengers affected by the delay have been provided with meals and accommodation. They will also be compensated as per EU regulations. (Colombo Gazette)