QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Operates Dallas-Fort Worth A380 Inaugural.

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-EOA Enters Service.

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.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQG Positioning Flight.

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 Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EOA was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 53 aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE Positioning Flight.

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.

Etihad New Livery Revealed.

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-XLEA Chateauroux Training Day.

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.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APA Delivered.

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 Positioning Flight.

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.

British Airways A380 G-XLEG Delivered.

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 Announces A380 for San Francisco.

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 Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EEY was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 52 aircraft.