A6-EBV Manchester Technical Issue.

Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBV arrived into Manchester this evening as EK19 from Dubai however the return EK20 has been delayed until tomorrow indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

A6-EGN Delivered.

Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGN departed Paine Field on delivery to Dubai as EK777 today.

A6-EDX First Flight.

A380 A6-EDX made its first flight from Toulouse today as F-WWAK. The aircraft then positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

A6-EGO Unveiled.

Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGO was unveiled at Paine Field today wearing large “1000th 777” titles along the rear fuselage.

EK412 Delay and Curtailment.

Today’s scheduled EK412 Dubai – Sydney – Auckland departed around twelve hours late and therefore operated Dubai – Sydney only. As a result tomorrow’s EK413 will operate Sydney – Dubai only. The flights were operated by Airbus A380 A6-EDA.

Gulf Service Increases.

From 1 August 2012 Emirates has announced increased services on the Dubai – Doha and Dubai – Kuwait routes.

Dubai – Doha will increase from five to six daily services three of which will be operated by Boeing 777-300/300ERs and three of which will be operated by Airbus A330-200s.

Dubai – Kuwait will increase from four to five daily making thirty five weekly flights. Twenty four of these will be operated by Boeing 777-300/300ERs and eleven of which will be operated by Airbus A330-200s.

A6-EDU Enters Service.

Airbus A380 A6-EDU entered service today as EK384 Dubai – Bangkok – Hong Kong. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/427Y configuration without the lower deck crew rest area.

A6-ERI Returns from Vienna.

Airbus A340-500 A6-ERI departed Vienna in the early hours of the morning to position to Dubai as EK7002. The aircraft encountered a technical issue on February 24th.

A6-EDU Delivered.

Airbus A380 A6-EDU was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai today as EK7380.

A6-ERI Vienna Technical Issue.

Airbus A340-500 A6-ERI arrived into Vienna today as EK125 from Dubai however the return EK126 has been cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

Newcastle Aircraft Upgauge.

The EK35/EK36 Dubai – Newcastle rotation will switch from Two Class Airbus A330-200 to Two Class Boeing 777-300ER operation from 1 September 2012.

Athens Aircraft Upgauge.

The EK105/EK106 Dubai – Athens rotation will switch from Three Class Airbus A330-200 to Three Class Boeing 777-300 operation from 1 September 2012.

Extra Kuwait Rotation.

An additional Dubai – Kuwait rotation was flown by Two Class Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBV as EK3851/EK3852 today.

A6-EDS EK303 Shanghai Delay.

Airbus A380 A6-EDS arrived into Shanghai today as EK302 from Dubai but the return EK303 has been delayed until tomorrow when it will operate as EK303D.

Seattle and Houston 777 Swap.

From 4 March 2012 the EK211/EK212 Dubai – Houston rotation will switch from Boeing 777-200LR to Boeing 777-300ER operation whilst the EK229/EK230 Dubai – Seattle rotation will switch from Boeing 777-300ER to Boeing 777-200LR. Dubai – Seattle is launched on 1 March 2012 and will thus only operate with Boeing 777-300ER for three days.

A6-ERS EK51 Munich Technical Issue.

Airbus A340-300 A6-ERS operating EK51 Dubai – Munich went around at Munich after crew reported loss of a hydraulic system. The aircraft landed around 30 minutes later and was able to operate the return EK52 with a delay of around 3 hours.

A6-EDJ Returns to Service.

Airbus A380 A6-EDJ, under maintenance at Dubai since operating EK762 Johannesburg – Dubai on 23rd January, returned to service today as EK73 Dubai – Paris CDG.

A6-EMW Returns from Colombo.

Boeing 777-31H A6-EMW, / which encountered a technical issue in Colombo on February 14th, positioned Colombo – Dubai today as EK7651.

A6-ECL EK434 Sydney Diversion.

Boeing 777-36NER A6-ECL operating EK434 Dubai – Brisbane – Auckland diverted to Sydney on the Dubai – Brisbane leg due to Brisbane airport being closed due to a Toll Aviation turboprop having a landing incident. Once the airport re-opened the flight departed Sydney for Brisbane making a Dubai – Sydney – Brisbane – Auckland routing.

Amsterdam to get A380.

From August 1 the EK147/EK148 Dubai – Amsterdam rotation will switch to A380 operation.

A6-EMW Colombo Technical Issue.

Boeing 777-31H A6-EMW operated EK652 Dubai – Colombo today however the return EK653 was cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

A6-ERN Returns to Dubai.

Airbus A340-300 A6-ERN departed Munich this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed EK52 Munich – Dubai as EK52D.

Emirates Announce Lisbon Service.

Commencing July 9 2012 Emirates will begin daily Boeing 777-200ER service to Lisbon with the following schedule:

EK191 Dubai 0915 – Lisbon 1445
EK192 Lisbon 1755 – Dubai 0435+1.

A6-EGN First Flight.

Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGN made its first flight from Paine Field today as BOE192. This aircraft will be Emirates’ One Hundredth Boeing 777.

Addis Ababa and Entebbe Flight Split.

Commencing 25th March 2012 Emirates is to split its current Dubai – Addis Ababa – Entebbe operation to provide direct flights to both airports. The new timings will be:

EK729 Dubai 0825 – Entebbe 1235
EK730 Entebbe 1540 – Dubai 2155

EK723 Dubai 1030 – Addis Ababa 1330
EK724 Addis Ababa 1610 – Dubai 2120

All flights will be operated by Airbus A330-200s.

A6-ERO Dubai Test Flight.

Airbus A340-300, /which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 7 January, undertook a Dubai – Dubai test flight today as EK999.

A6-EMN Returns from Mumbai.

Boeing 777-300 A6-EMN, which has been out of service at Mumbai since 5 February, positioned Mumbai – Dubai this morning as EK7651.

Third Milan Flight Announced.

A third daily Dubai – Milan Malpensa was announced today to commence on 1 June 2012.
Timings are:

EK101 Dubai 0340 – Milan Malpensa 0825
EK102 Milan Malpensa 1110 – Dubai 1925

Flights will be operated by Three Class Airbus A330-200s.

A6-EDH Returns to Service.

Airbus A380 A6-EDH, under maintenance at Dubai since operating EK762 Johannesburg – Dubai on 17th December 2011, returned to service today as EK97 Dubai – Rome Fiumicino.

A6-EMN Mumbai Technical Issue. A6-ECM Rescue Mission.

Boeing 777-300 A6-EMN operated EK502 Dubai – Mumbai today however it was unable to operate the return EK503 due to a technical issue. Boeing 777-300ER A6-ECM positioned Dubai – Mumbai as EK7650 in to operate the delayed EK503.

Heathrow Snow Cancellations.

The EK5/EK6 and EK29/EK30 Dubai – London Heathrow rotations were cancelled today due to snow at London Heathrow.

A6-EDA Back In Service.

Airbus A380 A6-EDA, out of service at Dubai since operating EK307 Beijing – Dubai on 6th January, returned to service today as EK761 Dubai – Johannesburg.

Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah Fuel Diversions.

Long hold times into Dubai in the early hours of this morning caused the following fuel diversions:

Airbus A330-200 A6-EAP operating EK108 Malta – Larnaca – Dubai (depart Malta 1 February) diverted to Ras Al Khaimah. The aircraft then operated Ras Al Khaimah – Dubai as EK108A.

Boeing 777-31HER A6-ECG operating EK148 Amsterdam – Dubai (depart Amsterdam 1 February) diverted to Ras Al Khaimah. The aircraft then operated Ras Al Khaimah – Dubai as EK148A.

Boeing 777-36NER A6-EBO operating EK784 Lagos – Dubai (depart Lagos 1 February) diverted via Sharjah.