Qatar Airways A380 A7-APA operated Doha – Doha test flights this morning as QR9909, QR9911, QR9901, QR9903 and QR9905.
Emirates A380 A6-EDX operated the EK979/EK980 Dubai – Tehran rotation today as a one-off special. This was the first visit of any A380 to Iran.
British Airways A380 G-XLEH, still wearing test registration F-WWSM, positioned Finkenwerder – Toulouse this morning for final pre-delivery preparations.
Qatar Airways A380 A7-APA operated Doha – Doha test flights this morning as QR9909, QR9901, QR9905.
QANTAS switched the QF7/QF8 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth service from Boeing 747-400ER to A380 operation with VH-OQL operating the inaugural A380 service. QF8 will now operate as a direct Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney flight. To mark the event VH-OQL had decals of a ten gallon hat and neckerchief added to the tail logo.
Emirates A380 A6-EDI operated an additional Dubai – Jeddah rotation this afternoon as EK2807/EK2808.
Qatar Airways A380 A7-APA operated Doha – Doha test flights this morning as QR9909, QR9901, QR9905 and QR9907.
Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated training circuits from Chateauroux today as BA9160 – BA9164. The aircraft then positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9169.
Emirates A380 A6-EOA entered service today operating EK380 Dubai – Hong Kong. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/429Y configuration without the main deck crew rest area.
Emirates A380 A6-EDO, / which has been under maintenance at Beijing since 8th August, positioned Beijing – Dubai this evening as EK3311.
Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, positioned London Heathrow – Chateauroux as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits as BA9161 – BA9165.
Qatar Airways A380 A7-APA operated Doha – Doha circuits as QR9909, QF9901 and QR9905 this morning.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQG positioned Melbourne – Sydney this morning as QF6006. The aircraft arrived into Melbourne last night as QF10 from London Heathrow and Dubai.
Emirates A380 A6-EOA was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 53 aircraft.
Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated training circuits from Chateauroux today as BA9160 – BA9166. The aircraft then positioned Chateauroux – London Heathrow as BA9169.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQE positioned Sydney – Melbourne as QF6005 this evening in order to operate QF9 Melbourne – Dubai. This service will not continue to London Heathrow today.
Qatar Airways A380 A7-APA operated Doha – Doha circuits this morning as QR9901 and QR9905.
Etihad’s new livery was revealed today when A380 A6-APA left the paint hangar at Finkenwerder. The livery, to be on the entire fleet within three years, is:
British Airways A380 G-XLEI, wearing test registration F-WWSB, positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder for cabin outfitting this afternoon.
Emirates A380 A6-EEK operated an additional Dubai – Jeddah rotation this evening as EK2809/EK2810.
Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, positioned London Heathrow – Chateauroux as BA9160 this morning in order to operate training circuits as BA9161 – BA9166 and BA9169. BA9169 is usually used as the flight number for training flights positioning back to London Heathrow but G-XLEA climbed to 10,000 ft and then returned to Chateauroux. It is not clear whether this was planned or due to a technical issue.
British Airways A380 G-XLEI made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWSB.
British Airways A380 G-XLEH made its first test flight since cabin fitting from Finkenwerder today.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQI positioned Sydney – Manila for maintenance this evening as QF6009.
Emirates A380 A6-EDU operated yesterday’s delayed EK5 Dubai – London Heathrow early this morning as EK5D.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQG, which has been under maintenance at Manila since August 18th, positioned Manila – Sydney this evening as QF6010.
British Airways A380 G-XLEG entered service this evening operating BA25 London Heathrow – Hong Kong.
Qatar Airways first A380 A7-APA was delivered Finkenwerder – Doha this morning as QR3380. The aircraft is in Large Logo/Medium Oryx livery and 8F/48J/461Y configuration.
QANTAS A380 VH-OQK positioned Melbourne – Sydney as QF6016 this morning after arriving as QF94 from Los Angeles, in order to operate QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow.
Airbus A380-861 MSN106, Emirates A6-EDY entered the Dubai maintenance facility this afternoon after arriving as EK242 from Toronto.
Emirates A380 A6-EEH positioned Dubai – Bordeaux for maintenance this morning as EK3073.
Airbus A380-861 MSN135, Emirates A6-EEF,, which has been under maintenance at Abu Dhabi since 26th July, positioned Abu Dhabi – Dubai this morning as EK8002.
Airbus A380-861 MSN106, Emirates A6-EDY, which has been under maintenance at Bordeaux since 21st July, positioned Bordeaux – Dubai as EK3074 this morning.
Airbus A380-841 MSN161, British Airways G-XLEG, was delivered Toulouse – London Heathrow early this evening as BA9251. The aircraft is in White Union Flag with Crest livery and 14F/97J/55W/303Y configuration and brings the A380 fleet up to seven aircraft.
British Airways today announced that the BA287/BA286 London Heathrow – San Francisco rotation will switch from Boeing 747-400 to A380 operation on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays commencing on 29th March 2015. Tuesday and Wednesday flights will continue to be operated by Boeing 747-400s.
Emirates A380 A6-EEY entered service this morning operating EK87 Dubai – Zurich. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/429Y configuration.
Emirates A380 A6-EEY was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 52 aircraft.
Emirates A380 A6-EDK, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 14th August, returned to service this morning operating EK805 Dubai – Jeddah.
Airbus A380-861 MSN116, Emirates A6-EEG, positioned Dubai – Dresden for maintenance early this morning as EK3045.
The EK45/EK46 Dubai – Frankfurt service switched from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation today with A6-EEZ operating the inaugural A380 service.