Enginebird From United States of America, joined May 2007, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 6084 times:
Quoting EK156 (Thread starter): Also how does this work? Wouldn't have been better for EK to divert to an airport that has regular EK Flights?
The most important consideration is the severity of the "technical fault". If there is room for extra time to an airport with EK facilities than they would certainly try to go there, but if the problem warrants an immediate landing, the pilots (have to) go to the nearest airport with a suitable runway.