Emirates A340-500 A6-ERE Finally Withdrawn.

After several life extensions Emirates A340-500 A6-ERE was finally withdrawn from service at Dubai this afternoon after arriving as EK641 from Kabul and entered the Dubai maintenance facility. This brings to an end Emirates A340-500 service.

Emirates Announce 4th Daily London Gatwick Service.

Emirates today announced a fourth daily Dubai – London Gatwick service to commence on 1st October. The Three Class Boeing 777-300ER service will operate to the following schedule:

EK23 Dubai 0950 – London Gatwick 1430
EK24 London Gatwick 1650 Dubai 0240+1.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EBZ Operates Cebu & Clark Inaugural.

Emirates commenced a new Dubai – Cebu – Clark – Dubai circuit today with Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBZ operating the inaugural EK338. This is the airline’s first service to Cebu and represents a return to Clark which was briefly served directly in 2013/2014.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGY EK107 Athens Diversion.

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGY operating EK107 Dubai – Larnaca – Athens routed Dubai – Athens direct this morning when Larnaca was closed to traffic after a hijacked Egyptair flight landed there.

Emirates A380 A6-EEE Returns from Shanghai.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 26th March, Emirates A380 A6-EEE departed Shanghai Pudong in the early hours of this morning operating the delayed EK303 Shanghai Pudong – Dubai of 26th March as EK8303.

Emirates A380 A6-EOP EK19 London Heathrow Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EOP operating EK19 Dubai – Manchester diverted via London Heathrow this evening after going around three times at Manchester when the Flight Management System repeatedly warned that Manchester’s runways were too short to attempt to land on. Due to the delay caused by the diversion the return EK20 operated after midnight as EK20D. This was the first appearance of a Two Class A380 at London Heathrow.

Emirates A380 A6-EOW Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EOW was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 75 aircraft. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/429Y configuration.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGP Returns from Dusseldorf.

Following its diversion yesterday, Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGP departed Dusseldorf late this afternoon operating today’s scheduled EK184 Brussels – Dubai as a Dusseldorf – Dubai service.

Emirates A380 A6-EOW Positions to Birmingham for Tests and Media.

Emirates A380 A6-EOW, still wearing test registration F-WWSJ, positioned Toulouse – Birmingham using an Airbus callsign this afternoon. The aircraft did jetbridge trials this evening prior to Emirates commencing A380 service to Birmingham next week and will be the centre of media events tomorrow.

Emirates A330-200 A6-EKS Withdrawn.

Emirates A330-200 A6-EKS was withdrawn from service and entered the Dubai maintenance facility this evening after arriving as EK948 from Basra.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGP EK183 Dusseldorf Diversion.

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGP operating EK183 Dubai – Brussels diverted to Dusseldorf early this afternoon after Brussels airport was closed due to explosions in the departures area. EK184 Brussels – Dubai was cancelled.

Emirates A380 A6-EUE First Flight.

Emirates A380 A6-EUE made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAU and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Emirates A380 A6-EEC Overnight Shanghai Delay.

Emirates A380 A6-EEC arrived into Shanghai Pudong as EK302 from Dubai this afternoon, however the return EK303 has been delayed overnight due to a lack of rested crew at Shanghai following the delays to yesterday’s service. EK303 will now operate early tomorrow as EK303A.

Emirates A380 A6-EEJ Continues from Hong Kong, Then Positions Home.

Following its diversion yesterday, Emirates A380 A6-EEJ positioned Hong Kong – Shanghai Pudong this morning as EK2518. Due to weather issues reducing the number of passengers travelling all passengers at Shanghai Pudong could be accommodated on existing services and so the aircraft positioned Shanghai Pudong – Dubai as EK2519.

Emirates A380 A6-EDX Continues from Hong Kong.

Following its weather diversion yesterday, / Emirates A380 A6-EDX departed Hong Kong this morning continuing yesterday’s double diverted Dubai – Shanghai Pudong routing Hong Kong – Shanghai Pudong as EK302D. The aircraft then operated yesterday’s delayed EK303 Shanghai Pudong – Dubai as EK303D.

Emirates A330-200 A6-EKV EK600 Muscat Diversion.

Emirates A330-200 A6-EKV operating EK600 Dubai – Karachi diverted to Muscat this morning having failed to get into Karachi due to weather. The aircraft then returned to Dubai from Muscat using as EK601.

18/03/16 Emirates Flight Cancellations.

The following Emirates flights did not operate today:

EK601 Karachi – Dubai
EK606 Dubai – Karachi
EK607 Karachi – Dubai
EK730 Entebbe – Dubai.

Emirates A380 A6-EDU EK302 Dubai Windshield Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EDU operating EK302 Dubai – Shanghai Pudong was just over an hour into the flight in the early hours of this morning when it turned back to Dubai for a safe landing after a cockpit windshield cracked.

Emirates A380 A6-EDW Shanghai Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDW arrived into Shanghai Pudong as EK302 from Dubai this afternoon, however it was unable to operated its scheduled return as EK303 due to a technical issue.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EPK Delivered.

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EPK was delivered Paine Field – Dubai this evening as EK7777. This brings the B777-300ER fleet up to 115 aircraft.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EBE Karachi Technical Issue.

Emirates Boeing 777-36NER A6-EBE arrived into Karachi early this morning as EK610 from Dubai (depart Dubai 14th March), however the return EK611 was delayed until this afternoon due to a technical issue when it operated as EK611D.

Emirates A330-200 A6-EAH Withdrawn.

Emirates A330-200 A6-EAH was withdrawn from service and entered the Dubai maintenance facility this afternoon after arriving as EK863 from Muscat.

Emirates A380 A6-EDM EK406 Adelaide Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EDM operating the Dubai – Melbourne sector of EK406 Dubai – Melbourne – Auckland (depart Dubai 12th March) diverted via Adelaide this morning due to weather at Melbourne. The complete routing was therefore Dubai – Adelaide – Melbourne – Auckland.

Emirates A380 A6-EEK EK412 Colombo Medical Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EEK operating the Dubai – Sydney sector of EK412 Dubai – Sydney – Auckland diverted via Colombo this evening due to a emergency on board. The complete route was therefore Dubai – Colombo – Sydney – Auckland.

Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-ECH, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 1st March, returned to service this morning operating EK751 Dubai – Casablanca.

09/03/16 Emirates Flight Cancellations.

The following Emirates flights did not operate today:

EK105 Dubai – Athens
EK106 Athens – Dubai
EK135 Dubai – Venice
EK136 Venice – Dubai
EK139 Dubai – Prague
EK140 Prague – Dubai
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No Go For Emirates Panama City Service.

Emirates today announced that their Dubai – Panama City Boeing 777-200LR service, initially intended to commence on 1st February and subsequently delayed until 31st March, will not now be going ahead.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EBC Chennai Rescue Mission.

Following the earlier Boeing 777-300 technical issue at Chennai, Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBC positioned Dubai – Chennai as EK2547 this morning in to operate the delayed EK543 Chennai – Dubai as EK543D.

Emirates B777-300 A6-EMQ Chennai Technical Issue.

Emirates Boeing 777-31H A6-EMQ arrived into Chennai this morning as EK542 from Dubai (depart Dubai February 1st), however it was unable to operate the return EK543 due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Chennai – Dubai late at night as EK2663.