What is a diverted flight?
A flight which is operated from the scheduled origin airport to an airport which does not correspond to the airport indicated as the final destination in accordance with the carrier’s/passenger’s original travel plan.
Why would a flight be diverted?
Flight can be diverted for various reasons. Weather conditions at final destination. Weather conditions on a flight route. Technical issues affecting aircraft capabilities. Passenger related issues such as health issues or disruptive behavior.
How much does it cost to divert a flight?
Diversions are costly for airlines. Diversions costs can range from tens of thousands $ for a narrow-body domestic flight to hundreds of thousands $ for a wide-body international flight.