Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGX Delivered.

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGX departed Paine Field this afternoon on delivery direct to Dubai as EK777. This brings the Boeing 777-300ER fleet up to 76 aircraft.

Emirates/QANTAS Announcement Imminent.

Emirates President Tim Clark will be in Sydney on 6th September where an announcement is expected to be made regarding codesharing between the two carriers. The EK412/EK413 Dubai – Sydney – Auckland rotation departing Dubai on 5th September will only operate as far as Sydney in for the Emirates A380 to be available in Sydney for publicity purposes.

Emirates A380 A6-EDW Enters Service.

Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDW entered service this morning operating EK97 Dubai – Rome Fiumicino. The flight departed almost three hours behind schedule and it is not clear whether A6-EDW was the scheduled aircraft or was pressed into service due to a technical issue with another member of the fleet. The aircraft is confirmed as being configured 14F/76J/427Y without crew rest areas.

Emirates B777-200LR A6-EWF Returns from Dallas.

Following yesterday’s delay Emirates Boeing 777-21HLR A6-EWF departed Dallas-Fort Worth this evening operating yesterday’s delayed EK222 Dallas-Fort Worth – Dubai as EK222D.

Emirates B777-200LR A6-EWF Dallas Delay.

Emirates Boeing 777-200LR A6-EWF operated EK221 Dubai – Dallas-Fort Worth today however the return EK222 has been delayed overnight. It is unclear whether this is a crewing or technical issue.

Lusaka and Harare Upgauge.

Emirates today announced that the EK713/EK714 Dubai – Lusaka – Harare rotation will switch from Three Class Airbus A330-200 to Three Class Boeing 777-300ER operation from 1st February 2013.  This will provide an additional 889 Economy seats per week in each direction.

A380 A6-EDD Operates Delayed EK412.

EK412 Dubai – Sydney – Auckland was operated around 11 hours late this evening  by Airbus A380 A6-EDD. As a result the aircraft will not arrive into Auckland tomorrow in time to be turned around and get back to Sydney before the Sydney curfew. Therefore tomorrow’s EK413 Auckland – Sydney – Dubai will be delayed until 27th August.

B777-300ER A6-EBG EK343 Kuala Lumpur Delay.

Emirates Boeing 777-36NER A6-EBG was delayed for fifteen hours at Kuala Lumpur today before operating EK343 Kuala Lumpur – Dubai as EK343D. It is not clear whether the delay was technical or crew related.

Melbourne B777-300ER Swap.

With Boeing 777-31HER A6-ECF still stuck at Auckland following yesterday’s technical issue sister A6-ECE, arriving into Melbourne this morning as EK404 from Dubai and Singapore, was turned around to operate the Melbourne – Dubai sector of yesterday’s EK407. As a result today’s EK405 Melbourne – Singapore – Dubai was cancelled.

B777-300ER A6-ECF Auckland Technical Issue.

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-ECF arrived into Auckland today as EK406 from Dubai and Melbourne however the return EK407 has been cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

A380 A6-EDB Returns from New York JFK.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 14th August Emirates A380 A6-EDB departed from New York JFK early this morning operating the delayed EK202 New York JFK – Dubai of 14th August using callsign EK202D.

EK5 Returns to Dubai Stand.

EK5 Dubai – London Heathrow returned to the stand at Dubai this afternoon due to an unspecified issue. The flight was eventually operated by Airbus A380 A6-EDS.

 

A380 A6-EDB New York Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDB arrived into New York JFK as EK201 from Dubai today however the return EK202 has been delayed indefinitely owing to a technical issue with the aircraft.

B777-300ER A6-EGW Enters Service.

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGW entered service today operating EK71 Dubai – Paris CDG. The aircraft is confirmed as in 8F/42J/310Y configuration without crew rest areas.

B777-300ER A6-ECC Johannesburg Technical Issue.

Emirates Boeing 777-36NER A6-ECC operated EK763 Dubai – Johannesburg today but was unable to operate the return EK764 indicating a technical issue. The flight has been delayed overnight.

B777-300ER A6-EGW Delivered.

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGW was delivered Paine Field – Dubai today as EK777. This aircraft brings the B777-300ER fleet up to 75 aircraft.

A330-200 A6-EAK Medinah Extra.

Emirates Airbus A330-200 A6-EAK operated an additional Dubai – Medina rotation this morning as EK2719/EK2720.

A6-EDL Departs Shanghai.

Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDL was able to depart Shanghai late this morning once weather had cleared and operate last nights delayed EK303 Shanghai – Dubai as EK303D.

B777-300ER A6-ECR Returns from Shanghai.

Following yesterday’s delay Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-ECR departed Shanghai in the early hours of this morning operating yesterday’s EK305 Shanghai – Dubai as EK305D.

A380 A6-EDL Shanghai Typhoon Issue.

Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDL was unable to depart Shanghai as scheduled this evening as EK303 to Dubai due to Typhoon Haikui. The flight will operate once the weather clears.

B777-300ER A6-ECR Shanghai Typhoon Issue.

Emirates [rss-cut[ Boeing 777-31HER was unable to operate its scheduled EK305 Shanghai – Dubai service this morning due to Typhoon Kaikui. The flight will be rescheduled when the weather clears.

B777-300ER A6-EGV Enters Service.

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGV entered service today operating EK59 Dubai – Hamburg. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 8F/42J/310Y configuration without overhead crew rest areas.

A380 A6-EDL Far East Tour.

Airbus A380 A6-EDL operated EK346 Dubai – Kuala Lumpur this morning however the return EK347 was cancelled. The aircraft instead positioned Kuala Lumpur – Hong Kong as EK7372, it then operated Hong Kong – Bangkok as EK3343 and positioned Bangkok – Dubai as EK7373.

Emirates to Launch Phuket Service.

Emirates today announced that it will begin daily flights on the Dubai – Phuket route commencing 10th December 2012.

Timings are:

EK358 Dubai 1245 – Phuket 2155

EK359 Phuket 0035 – Dubai 0435.

Flights will be operated by Airbus A330-200s.

B777-200ER A6-EMJ Returns from Copenhagen.

Following yesterday’s technical issue Boeing 777-21HER A6-EMJ departed Copenhagen late this evening operating yesterday’s delayed EK152 Copenhagen – Dubai using callsign EK152D.

Emirates A380 A6-EDR Returns from Hong Kong.

Following last night’s return to Hong Kong Airbus A380 A6-EDR departed tonight as EK385D and appears to be routing direct to Dubai. Sister A6-EDT operating today’s scheduled EK385 departed around fifteen minutes later and is operating the usual Hong Kong – Bangkok – Dubai routing.

A380 A6-EDV Enters Service.

Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDV entered service today operating EK5 Dubai – London Heathrow. The aircraft is confirmed as in 14F/76J/427Y configuration with crew rest areas.