Emirates Airbus A340-313X A6-ERR, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 30th March, undertook a Dubai – Dubai test flight this morning as EK999.
Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDE, /which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 5th March, returned to service today operating EK49 Dubai – Munich.
Weather at Dubai caused long hold times this morning leading to the following diversions:
EK48 Frankfurt – Dubai operated by Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGA diverted via Doha.
EK52 Munich – Dubai operated by Boeing 777-31H A6-EMW diverted via Doha.
EK92 Milan Malpensa – Dubai operated by Boeing 777-31H A6-EMR diverted via Al Fujairah.
EK349 Singapore – Colombo – Dubai operated by Boeing 777-31H A6-EMP diverted via Muscat.
EK381 Hong Kong – Dubai operated by Airbus A380 A6-EDJ diverted via Al Ain.
Airbus A380 A6-EDZ made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing registration F-WWSD.
Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDB, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 4th March, /returned to service today operating EK346 Dubai – Kuala Lumpur. This is the first use of A380 equipment on the EK346/EK347 Dubai – Kuala Lumpur.
Following its technical issue encountered on 21st April Emirates Airbus A330-200 A6-EAG positioned Entebbe – Dubai late this evening as EK7766.
Following its technical issue encountered at Venice yesterday Emirates Airbus A340-300 A6-ERN positioned Venice – Dubai this evening as EK7002.
Airbus A380 A6-EEA made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing registration F-WWSI.
Emirates Airbus A340-300 A6-ERN operated EK137 Dubai – Venice today however the return EK138 has been cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.
Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBD operating EK606 Dubai – Karachi diverted to Ahmedabad today after Karachi Airport was closed due to a private aircraft bursting tyres and leaving debris on the runway. A6-EBD returned from Ahmedabad to Dubai as EK606 with the result that EK607 Karachi – Dubai was cancelled.
Emirates Airbus A330-200 A6-EAG operated EK729 Dubai – Entebbe today however the return EK730 has been cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.
Fog at Sydney caused Airbus A380 A6-EDP operating EK412 Dubai – Sydney – Auckland (depart Dubai 20th April) to divert via Brisbane this morning. The routing was therefore Dubai – Brisbane – Sydney – Auckland.
Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGP made its first flight today lasting two hours four monutes and routing Paine Field – Paine Field as BOE194.
Airbus A330-200 A6-EAM, which has been out of service at Dubai since 19th March 2012, operated a brief Dubai – Dubai test flight this morning as EK999.
Boeing 777-21HLR operating EK229 Dubai – Seattle diverted via Tehran today due to a issue on board. Arrival into Seattle was delayed by just under three hours.
Yesterday’s EK941/EK942 Dubai – Baghdad rotation was delayed until today and was operated by Airbus A330-200 A6-EKV using callsigns EK941D/EK942D.
Following yesterday’s technical issue Airbus A380 A6-EDM operated yesterday’s delayed EK413 Auckland – Sydney – Dubai service today as EK413D.
Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDM arrived into Auckland today as EK412 from Dubai and Sydney (depart Dubai 8th April) however the return EK413 has been delayed by around 24 hours suggesting a technical issue with the aircraft.
Following the incident on 7th April when it blew tyres whilst landing at Hong Kong and closed the north runway for several hours, Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDQ was able to position Hong Kong – Dubai this morning as EK7373.
Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDQ operating EK384 Dubai – Bangkok – Hong Kong blew two right hand main gear tyres on landing and became disabled on a taxiway closing the north runway for several hours. Passengers were disembarked via mobile stairs. The return flight EK385 has been cancelled.
Sparks were seen coming from the right hand bogie on landing and were clearly visible to passengers watching the landing via the tail camera on the IFE system.
Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDY made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing registration F-WWAS.
Boeing 777-31H A6-EMQ, which encountered a technical issue at Amman yesterday, positioned Amman – Dubai this morning as EK7002.
With Boeing 777-300 A6-EMQ out of service at Amman Boeing 777-21H A6-EMF positioned Dubai – Amman as EK7001 late this evening and will operate the delayed EK904 Amman – Dubai in the early hours of tomorrow morning as EK904D.
Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGH, which was delayed overnight in Brisbane, was able to continue with the Brisbane – Dubai sector of yesterday’s delayed EK435 Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai service today. The flight operates as EK435D.
EK241 Dubai – Toronto was operated today by A380 A6-EDR, this aircraft is in 38M configuration without crew rest areas. The use of such aircraft on this route is permitted so long as sufficient passenger seats are available for use as crew rest seats. It appears that today insufficient seats were available as the flight operated via Manchester where a crew change took place. The return EK242 was also originally scheduled to stop in Manchester but in the end operated direct to Dubai, suggesting there were sufficient cancellations or no shows to make enough passenger seats available to crew.
Boeing 777-31H A6-EMQ operated EK903 Dubai – Amman today however the return EK904 has been delayed indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.
Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGH operated the Auckland – Brisbane sector of EK435 Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai today however the onward sector to Dubai has been delayed until tomorrow indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.