Lufthansa A380 Munich-Los Angeles Diverts to Vancouver

Lufthansa A380 Munich-Los Angeles Diverts to Vancouver
Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

In the last hour, a Lufthansa Airbus A380 operating a flight between Munich and Los Angeles has diverted to Vancouver.

Lufthansa A380 Munich-Los Angeles Diverts to Vancouver…

Lufthansa A380 Munich-Los Angeles Diverts to Vancouver
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Lufthansa flight LH452 is a routine scheduled flight between Munich and Los Angeles, with the affected rotation diverting to Vancouver being operated by D-AIMK.

As per data from, D-AIMK is a 10.3 year old Airbus A380 that was delivered to the German carrier back in March 2014.

Of the A380 variant, the German carrier has eight in the fleet, of which four are in active service and four are currently parked, offering an average fleet age of 11.8 years.

Lufthansa flight LH452 departed Munich at 1249 local time today and proceeded in a north-westerly track to Los Angeles.

Upon reaching the middle of Canadian airspace, the crew opted for a diversion into Vancouver, with the aircraft not declaring an emergency at any point during this incident.

LH452 landed into the Canadian airport at 2148 UK time. The aircraft has got a departure slot for 1430 local time to continue onwards to Los Angeles.

At this time, it is unclear what the reason for the diversion was. As soon as we get information pertinent to this, then we will update the article accordingly.

Therefore, this remains a developing story.

UPDATE #1 @ 1049 UK time 22/1/24 – The reason for the diversion into Vancouver from LH452 from Munich to Los Angeles was due to a medical emergency onboard.

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