Boeing 777-300ER A6-EGT Delivered.

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777-31HER A6-EGT departed Paine Field on delivery to Dubai as EK777 today. This brings theBoeing 777-300ER fleet up to 72 aircraft.

Double Daily JFK A380s from January 1st.

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January 1st 2013 Emiratesswitch the EK203/EK204 Dubai – New York JFK rotation fromBoeing 777-300ER to Airbus A380 operation. This will provide an extra 42 First Class,  238 Business Class and 665 Economy Class seats per week in each direction.

Emirates Lusaka and Harare Service Increase.

Emirates
today announced that it will increase service on the EK713/EK714 Dubai – Lusaka – Harare Airbus A330-200 route from 5 x weekly to daily commencing on 1st October 2012.

Emirates Basra Service Increase.

Emirates
today announced that it would increase frequency on its EK945/EK946 Dubai – Basra Airbus A330-200 service from 4 x weekly to daily commencing 1st August 2012.

Emirates Announce Erbil Service.

Emirates
today announced a new service from Dubai – Erbil, its third destination in Iraq. The service will commence as a 4 x weekly operation from 12th August, then increase to 5 x weekly from 27th August and then daily from 3rd September.

Timings are:

EK949 Dubai 0430 – Erbil 0630
EK950 Erbil 0800 – Dubai 1140.

Until 27th October services will be operated by Airbus A340-300s, from 28th October this will switch to Airbus A330-200s.

A6-EDD EK17 London Heathrow Diversion.

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A380 A6-EDD operating EK17 Dubai – Manchester diverted to London Heathrow today having gone around from 2, 700 ft at Manchester.  The go around was caused by emergency services attending Thomas Cook AirlinesBoeing 767-31K G-TCCA. A6-EDD later continued London Heathrow – Manchester as EK17D and returned to Dubai as EK18 which operated just under four hours late.

A340-300 A6-ERP Returns from Venice.

Following sinfaeta
the technical issue it encountered on 15th June Emirates Airbus A340-300 A6-ERP positioned Venice – Dubai today as EK7002.

A380 A6-EDB Toronto Technical Issue.

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A380 A6-EDB operated EK241 Dubai – Toronto today however the return EK242 has been delayed overnight owing to a technical issue with the aircraft.

A340-300 A6-ERP Venice Technical Issue.

Emirates
A340-300 A6-ERP operated EK135 Dubai – Venice today however the return EK136 has been delayed indefinitely indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGS Enters Service.

Emirates
Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGS entered service today operating EK354 Dubai – Singapore. This aircraft is confirmed as being in 8F/42J/310Y configuration without overhead crew rest areas.

B777-300ER A6-EBF Riyadh Extra.

Emirates
Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBF operated an extra Dubai – Riyadh rotation this afternoon as EK3815/EK3816.

Emirates Signal Further Australian Expansion.

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at the IATA conference in Beijing EmiratesPresident Tim Clark signalled that the airline was ing to expand its services to Australia with new services to Adelaide. Darwin, / usa Cairns and Coolangtta/Gold Coast were also named as destinations the airline would be interested in serving in the future. Mr Clark stated that all the airline would wish to serve all destinations daily from the outset.

Emirateshas rights for 84 weekly services to Australia of which it is presently using 70.

B777-300ER A6-EGS Delivered.

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777-31HER A6-EGS was delivered Paine Field – Dubai as EK777 departing this afternoon. This brings theBoeing 777-300ER fleet up to 71 aircraft.

A330-200 A6-EAN Training Flight.

Emirates
Airbus A330-200 A6-EAN operated a Dubai – Dubai flight this morning as EK999 including several low passes along the length of the runway as Ras Al Khaimah.

A380 A6-EDI Returns From Dubai Maintenance.

Emirates
Airbus 380 A6-EDI returned to service today operating EK5 Dubai – London Heathrow. The aircraft has been under maintenance at Dubai since 21st March 2012.

Abidjan A340-500 Swap.

Emirates
A340-500 A6-ERI, / which encountered a technical issue at Abidjan on 5th June, operated todays scheduled EK788 Abidjan – Accra – Dubai service. This leaves sister A6-ERA, which operated todays outbound EK787 Dubai – Accra – Abidjan on the ground at Abidjan.

A340-500 A6-ERD Returns from Abidjan.

Following snzzsbeh
the technical issue encountered by sister A6-ERI on 5th June, usa Airbus A340-500 A6-ERD operated the delayed EK788 Abidjan – Accra – Dubai of 5th June in the early hours of this morning using callsign EK788D.

A340-500 A6-ERD Abidjan Rescue.

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the technical issue encountered by sister A6-ERI yesterday, Airbus A340-500 A6-ERD positioned Dubai – Abidjan this afternoon as EK7261.

B777-300ER A6-EGT First Flight.

Emirates
Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGT made its first flight from Paine Field today as BOE198. This aircraft is not yet painted.

A340-500 A6-ERI Abidjan Technical Issue.

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A340-500 A6-ERI operated EK787 Dubai – Accra – Abidjan today however the return EK788 has been delayed indefinitely indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

A340-500 A6-ERA Returns from Beirut.

Following breiyaby
yesterdays technical issue Emirates Airbus A340-500 A6-ERA positioned Beirut – Dubai this afternoon as EK7001.

Emirates A380 A6-EDD EK241 Ottowa Diversion.

Emirates
Airbus A380 A6-EDD operating EK241 Dubai – Toronto made a missed approach at Toronto due to high winds and diverted to Ottowa. The aircraft is reported to have made a Mayday call due to low fuel but this was subsequently cancelled. The flight was able to continue to Toronto shortly afterwards using callsign EK241A.

B777-300ER A6-EGR Enters Service.

Emirates
Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGR entered service today operating EK953 Dubai – Beirut. The aircraft is in 8F/42J/310Y configuration without overhead crew rest areas.

A340-500 A6-ERA Beirut Technical Issue.

Emirates
Airbus A340-500 A6-ERA operated EK957 Dubai – Beirut today however the return EK958 was cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

B777-300ER IFE Screen Upgrade.

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Emirates12.1" Economy Widescreen IFE

Emirates today announced that they will increase the screen sizes on the IFE systems of their 70 strongBoeing 777-300ER fleet. First Class will feature 27″ screens, Business Class will feature 20″ screens and Economy Class will feature 12.1″ screens. These screens are already featured on A6-EGP, A6-EGQ and A6-EGR.