Emirates today announced that the EK9/EK10 Dubai – London Gatwick rotation will switch from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation from 30th March 2014. This will be the first regular scheduled A380 service at London Gatwick.
Emirates A380 A6-EDT, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 29th November, returned to service this morning operating EK805 Dubai – Jeddah.
Emirates A380 A6-EDG entered the Dubai maintenance facility late tonight after arriving as EK347 from Kuala Lumpur.
Airbus A380-842 MSN015, QANTAS VH-OQB, operated yesterday’s delayed QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney this evening as QF2D. The flight was delayed due to high winds at London Heathrow yesterday.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQL, which has been under maintenance at Manila since November 25th, positioned Manila – Sydney as QF6026 in the early hours of this morning.
Emirates A380 A6-EES entered service this morning operating EK701 Dubai – Mauritius. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 14F/76J/427Y configuration without the main deck crew rest area.
Emirates A380 A6-EER entered service this morning operating EK384 Dubai – Bangkok – Hong Kong. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 14F/76J/427Y configuration without the main deck crew rest area.
British Airways A380 G-XLED positioned Finkenwerder – Toulouse this morning in preparation for delivery.
Emirates A380 A6-EES was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the A380 fleet up to 44 aircraft.
Emirates A380 A6-EER was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK3046. This brings the A380 fleet up to 43 aircraft.
Emirates A380 A6-EDV positioned Dubai – Abu Dhabi for maintenance this morning as EK8001.
Following its diversion yesterday, / Airbus A380-861 MSN057, Emirates A6-EDO, departed London Heathrow this morning continuing the diverted EK216 Los Angeles – Dubai of 12th December routing London Heathrow – Dubai as EK216D.
Emirates A380 A6-EDA, which has been under maintenance at Abu Dhabi since 18th October, positioned Abu Dhabi – Dubai as EK8002 this morning.
Emirates A380 A6-EEP entered service this morning operating EK414 Dubai – Sydney. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 14F/76J/399Y configuration with the lower deck crew rest area.
Emirates A380 A6-EDO operating EK216 Los Angeles – Dubai (depart Los Angeles 12th December) diverted to London Heathrow this afternoon. Passengers have been accommodated overnight.
British Airways A380 G-XLED made its first test flight from Finkenwerder this morning following cabin fitting.
Emirates A380 A6-EEP was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this afternoon as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 42 aircraft.
Emirates A380 A6-EEV made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWSA and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder for cabin fitting.
British Airways today announced that it will commence A380 service on the London Heathrow – Washington route from September 1st 2014.
Emirates A380 A6-EDG, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 2nd December, returned to service this afternoon operating EK5 Dubai – London Heathrow.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQF operating QF94 Los Angeles – Melbourne (depart Los Angeles 6th December) diverted via Brisbane this morning. Departure from Los Angeles was delayed by several hours and crew would have run out of duty hours before reaching Melbourne.
Following repair after its fuel leak on 7th December, A380 G-XLEB undertook a training day today positioning London Heathrow – Paris Vatry as BA9160, Paris Vatry – Chateauroux as BA9162 and then performing Chateauroux – Chateauroux circuits as BA9163/BA9164/BA9165/BA9166/BA9167/BA9168/BA9169. The aircraft then positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9161.
Airbus A380-861 MSN013, Emirates A6-EDB, positioned Dubai – Bordeaux for maintenance this morning as EK3073.
Emirates A380 A6-EDS entered the Dubai maintenance facility late tonight after arriving as EK347 from Kuala Lumpur.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQC operated yesterday’s delayed QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow this morning as QF1D.
Airbus A380-841 MSN121, British Airways G-XLEB, encountered a fuel leak at London Heathrow today meaning it was unable to operate the BA269/BA268 London Heathrow – Los Angeles rotation as scheduled. Boeing 747-400 G-BYGF substituted with a six and a half hour delay.
Emirates A380 A6-EDJ, which has been under maintenance at Bordeaux since 14th October, positioned Bordeaux – Dubai this afternoon as EK3074.
The EK215/EK216 Dubai – Los Angeles rotation switched from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation today with A6-EEO operating the inaugural A380 operated rotation.
Emirates A380 A6-EDG entered the Dubai maintenance facility in the early hours of this morning after arriving as EK148 from Amsterdam.
Emirates A380 A6-EDF positioned Dubai – Dresden for maintenance this morning as EK3045.