It has emerged that a SAUDIA Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner between Jeddah and Bangkok diverted to Dhaka, Bangladesh earlier today.
Diversion: SAUDIA Flight Jeddah-Bangkok Diverts to Dhaka…
SAUDIA flight SV848 is a routine flight between Jeddah and Bangkok, with today’s rotation being operated by HZ-AR27, one of the airline’s Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft.
As per data from Planespotters.net, HZ-AR27 is a 3.7 year old airframe that was delivered to the carrier back in March 2020.
The carrier has a fleet of 20 787 Dreamliners consisting of the following variants:
- 13 787-9s – All in active service.
- 7 787-10s – All in active service.
Average age of their Dreamliner fleet is 5.4 years at the time of writing.
SV848 departed Jeddah at 1220 local time earlier today, and proceeded eastbound to Bangkok.
Upon reaching the eastern coast of Bangladesh, the aircraft diverted in a north-easterly direction, and landed into Dhaka instead at 2145 local time.
At the time of writing (1830 UK time), SV848 has departed from Dhaka and is continuing on to Bangladesh.
This indicates that this diversion was a non-technical one, and is highly likely to be a medical, otherwise the aircraft would still have been on the ground.
SV848 is expected to land into the Thai airport at 0030 local time. AviationSource will approach SAUDIA for a comment on this diversion, and as soon as we know the reasoning behind this, we will update the article accordingly.
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