Lufthansa Boeing 747 to San Francisco Diverts to Reykjavik

Lufthansa Boeing 747 to San Francisco Diverts to Reykjavik
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In the last 20-30 minutes, a Lufthansa Boeing 747 between Frankfurt and San Francisco has diverted to Reykjavik.

The Lufthansa Boeing 747 To San Francisco: Diverts to Reykjavik…

Lufthansa Boeing 747 to San Francisco Diverts to Reykjavik
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D-ABYI was the Boeing 747-800 operating this flight, dubbed as DLH454.

DLH454 departed Frankfurt at 1052 local time this morning.

The aircraft was traveling across the Atlantic when at around 11:30 UTC, the aircraft began heading into the direction of Reykjavik.

It is key to note that the aircraft did not declare an emergency at any point during this diversion, but upon descent into Iceland, the aircraft entered some holds, presumably to burn fuel.

Such reasoning behind the diversion is unknown at this time, and at the time of writing (1342 UK time), the aircraft has not left Reykjavik yet.

The Frankfurt-San Francisco route is typically operated by Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8 aircraft.

As per data from, the carrier has 19 units of them, with them sitting eight people in First Class, 80 in Business, 32 in Premium Economy and 244 in Economy.

These large aircraft are complemented by the three Airbus A380s currently in service, with the other seven parked.

All of the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8s are in operations currently.

Looking ahead, we will await further updates regarding the aircraft that opted to divert to Reykjavik instead of continuing onwards to San Francisco from Frankfurt.

This remains a developing story and as soon as we receive updates, we will update this article accordingly.

AviationSource will approach Lufthansa for comment.

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