One of the most significant diversions from Storm Isha tonight was Ryanair flight FR555 from Manchester to Dublin diverting all of the way to Paris Beauvais.
Ryanair Flight Manchester-Dublin Diverts All The Way to Paris…
Ryanair flight FR555 is a routine scheduled flight between Manchester and Dublin, with the affected rotation diverting to Paris Beauvais being operated by EI-DHX.
As per data from Planespotters.net, EI-DHX is a 18.2 year old Boeing 737-8AS that was delivered to the Irish low-cost carrier back in December 2005.
Of the 737-800 variant, the Irish subsidiary of the overall group has 218 of them in the fleet, of which 211 are in active service and seven are currently parked, offering an average fleet age of 14.4 years.
Ryanair flight FR555 departed Manchester at 1502 local time this afternoon and proceeded westbound for it’s short flight over to Dublin.
After a series of holds and missed approaches caused by the adverse weather from Storm Isha, the aircraft initially headed in the direction of East Midlands Airport, after being told that it’s home airport was full from diversions.
The crew onboard the aircraft were then told that it’s proposed diversion field, as well as all other viable airports in the UK, were full and could not be accepted for a diversion.
This prompted a significant detour all of the way to Paris Beauvais when the aircraft landed after around 2-4 hours in flight, for what was supposed to be a 30-40 minute flight.
At the time of writing (2241 UK time), EI-DHX is still on the ground in Beauvais, with no indication into when it will be returning back to Manchester or even to it’s original destination of Dublin.
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