A United Airlines Boeing 787 from Denver will be diverting to Brussels due to the closure of Munich Airport and is one of many diversions occurring due to this.
United 787 from Denver Diverts to Brussels Due to Munich Closure…
United Airlines flight UA760 is a routine scheduled flight between Denver and Munich, with the affected rotation being operated by N24980.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N24980 is a 3.4 year old Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that was delivered to the carrier back in July 2020.
Of the 787-9 variant, the airline has 38 of them, of which 37 are in active service and one is currently parked, holding an average age of 6.3 years.
United Airlines flight UA760 departed Denver at 2036 local time last night and proceeded eastbound to Munich, which at the time they didn’t know the airport closure was due to happen.
Upon acquiring that information, the crew decided to divert to Brussels, which would be the closest option for them based on their standard operating procedures.
Other examples of diversions from across the pond have been pointed out. @Shauns_Aviation on X has noted that Lufthansa flight LH467 will be diverting to Berlin instead of continuing on to Munich.
Within that tweet was an attachment of information from EUROCONTROL stating that the airport will be closed until tomorrow which is causing flights like United Airlines flight UA780 amongst others to divert to alternate airfields such as Brussels.
It is understood Munich Airport will reopen at 0500 UTC tomorrow morning, provided that conditions at the airfield improve.
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