EK406/EK407 to go A380 from Winter 2012.

From the commencement of the Northern Winter 2012 timetable in October 2012 the EK406/EK407 Dubai – Melbourne – Auckland rotation will switch from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation. This route will require a 38L configuration aircraft with lower deck crew rest area.

A6-EDS Enters Service.

Airbus A380 A6-EDS entered service today as EK73 Dubai – Paris CDG. This aircraft is confirmed as being in 38M configuration of 14F/72J/427Y without the lower deck crew rest area.

China Southern Airlines A380 B-6137 Delivered.

Airbus A380-841 MSN036, China Southern Airlines B-6137 was delivered Toulouse – Beijing Capital today. The aircraft is in 8F/70J/428Y configuration and wears standard China Southern Airlines livery. This brings the China Southern Airlines fleet up to two aircraft.

A6-EDS Delivered.

Airbus A380 A6-EDS was delivered from Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380.

A6-EDF Test Flight.

Airbus A380-861 A6-EDF operated a Dubai – Dubai flight as EK999 today staying aloft for around one hour and performing several circuits to the west of Dubai.

A6-EDT Enters Service.

Airbus A380-861 A6-EDT entered service today as EK73 Dubai – Paris CDG. The seat map for the return service confirms that this aircraft is in 14F/76J/427Y configuration without the lower deck crew rest area.

A6-EDT Delivered.

Airbus A380 A6-EDT was delivered from Finkenwerder to Dubai today as EK7380.

A6-EDF National Day Abu Dhabi Flypast.

Airbus A380 A6-EDF conducted a Dubai – Dubai flight as EK7380 today in celebration of the Fortieth National Day of the United Arab Emirates. The aircraft tracked to Abu Dhabi where it performed several circuits around the Corniche and Yas Island before returning to Dubai.