QANTAS A380 VH-OQL operating QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney (depart Los Angeles 28th May) diverted via Melbourne this morning due to fog at Sydney.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQE operating QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London 28th May) diverted via Melbourne this morning due to fog at Sydney.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQG operating QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney (depart Los Angeles 27th May) diverted via Brisbane this morning due to fog at Sydney.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQK operating QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London 27th May) diverted via Melbourne this morning due to fog at Sydney.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQD operating QF12 Los Angeles – Sydney (depart Los Angeles 26th May) diverted via Melbourne this morning due to fog at Sydney.
Airbus A380-861 MSN135, Emirates A6-EEF, operating the Dubai – Sydney sector of EK412 Dubai – Sydney – Auckland (depart Dubai 27th May) diverted to Melbourne this morning due to fog at Sydney. The aircraft was later able to continue Melbourne – Sydney, however the onward flight to Auckland was cancelled and today’s EK413 will therefore operate Sydney – Dubai.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6007 this morning after arriving as QF94D from Los Angeles.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQF positioned Sydney – Melbourne late this morning as QF6006 in order to operate QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow. This was to cover for sister VH-OQJ’s non arrival as QF94 this morning.
Following its return to Los Angeles in the early hours of this morning, QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ departed Los Angeles again this evening operating yesterday’s delayed QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne as QF94D.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQJ operating QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne (depart Los Angeles 23rd May) returned to Los Angeles early this morning around four and a half hours after take off. The diversion appears to have been technical.
Emirates A380 A6-EEN made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWSR and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operated yesterday’s delayed QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow this morning as QF1D.
Emirates A380 A6-EDT positioned Dubai – Dresden for maintenance early this morning as EK3045. The aircraft descended towards Dresden but then climbed again and headed south to Munich before returning to Dresden later.
Emirates today confirmed that from October 6th 2013 the EK434/EK435 Dubai – Brisbane – Auckland service will be upgraded from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation. This will mean that Auckland will have three Emirates A380s on the ground at the same time each day.
Emirates A380 A6-EDS operating EK302 Dubai – Shanghai diverted to Seoul Incheon this afternoon due to zero visibility at Shanghai. The aircraft then continued Seoul Incheon – Shanghai as EK302D.
Emirates A380 A6-EEM made its first flight today wearing test registration F-WWSP and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQI operating QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Sydney 11th May) terminated at Dubai this morning with the Dubai – London Heathrow sector cancelled due to a technical issue. Subsequently today’s QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai is cancelled and the aircraft will pick up the schedule operating the Dubai – Sydney sector on 13th May.
Airbus A380-861 MSN116, Emirates A6-EEG, entered service this morning operating EK805 Dubai – Jeddah. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 14F/76J/399Y configuration with the lower deck crew rest area.
Emirates A380 A6-EEG was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai as EK7380 this evening. This brings the A380 fleet up to 33 aircraft.
Emirates A380 A6-EDQ positioned Dubai – Beijing for maintenance today as EK2022.
Following the technical issue it encountered at Toronto on 29th April, Airbus A380-861 MSN106, Emirates A6-EDY positioned Toronto – Dubai this afternoon as EK2002. The aircraft’s nose wheel and steering had been damaged on push back on 29th April.
Emirates A380 A6-EEF entered service today operating EK406 Dubai – Melbourne – Auckland. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 14F/76J/399Y configuration with the lower deck crew rest area.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQB operated QF127 Sydney – Hong Kong today then positioned Hong Kong – Manila late tonight as QF6011. QF127 was the aircraft’s final service in 14F/72J/32W/332Y configuration and the aircraft will now be reconfigured to 14F/64J/35W/371Y.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operated QF128 Hong Kong – Sydney this evening. This was the aircraft’s first service in 14F/64J/35W/371Y configuration.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQA, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 5th April, positioned Manila – Hong Kong in the early hours of this morning as QF6016. The aircraft has been reconfigured to 14F/64J/35W/371Y.
Emirates A380 A6-EEF was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 32 aircraft.