Emirates A380 A6-EOH EK216 Los Angeles Technical Return.

Emirates A380 A6-EOH operating EK216 Los Angeles – Dubai stopped the climb at 9, best 800 ft this afternoon due to a technical issue, circled above Catalina Island to work checklists and reduce weight and then returned to Los Angeles for a safe landing. The flight has been delayed overnight.

Emirates A380 A6-EDY Sydney Flight Switch and Melbourne Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN106, Emirates A6-EDY arrived into Sydney this evening as EK414 from Dubai, / however following the earlier A380 technical issue at Sydney instead of overnighting and operating tomorrow’s EK415 Sydney – Dubai, it instead performed a rapid turnaround to take up the delayed EK413 Sydney – Dubai. In to depart Sydney before curfew the aircraft took on minimal fuel and no catering and instead diverted via Melbourne where it was fuelled and catered.

Emirates A380 A6-EEK EK413 Sydney Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EEK operated the Auckland – Sydney sector of EK413 Auckland – Sydney – Dubai this afternoon, however it was unable to operate the onward service to Dubai due to a technical issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD QF2 Kuwait Medical Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQD operating the London Heathrow – Dubai sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London Heathrow 27th December) diverted via Kuwait this morning due to a medical emergency on board. The complete routing was therefore London Heathrow – Kuwait – Dubai – Sydney.

Emirates A380 A6-EEU EK211 Austin Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EEU operating EK211 Dubai – Houston diverted to Austin this afternoon due to weather at Houston. The aircraft continued Austin – Houston after midnight arriving into Houston with a delay of around 12 hours.

Emirates A380 A6-EDV Melbourne Rescue Mission.

Following the Boeing 777-300ER technical issue at Melbourne yesterday, Emirates A380 A6-EDV positioned Brisbane – Melbourne as EK2761 in the early hours of this morning. The aircraft spent most of the day on the ground at Melbourne before operating yesterday’s delayed EK405 Melbourne – Singapore – Dubai as EK8405.

Emirates A380 A6-EDO EK434 Brisbane Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDO arrived into Brisbane as EK434 from Dubai (depart Dubai 24th December) this morning, however the onward sector to Auckland and the Auckland – Brisbane sector of EK435 Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai have been delayed overnight due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to operate the Brisbane – Dubai sector of EK435 as scheduled.

Emirates A380 A6-EDV EK384 Bangkok Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDV operated the Dubai – Bangkok sector as EK384 Dubai – Bangkok – Hong Kong this morning. However the onward sector to Hong Kong and EK383 Hong Kong – Dubai were cancelled.

Emirates A380 A6-EOT Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EOT was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this morning as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 72 aircraft. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 14F/76J/429Y configuration.

Etihad A380 A6-APH First Flight.

Etihad A380 A6-APH made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWSS and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Emirates Announce Barcelona Upguage.

Emirates today announced that it will upguage the EK187/EK188 Dubai – Barcelona rotation from 3 Class Boeing 777-200LR/300ER to 3 Class A380 operation from 1st June 2016.

Emirates Announce Taipei Upguage.

Emirates today announced that it will upguage the EK366/EK367 Dubai – Taipei rotation from 2 Class Boeing 777-300ER to 2 Class A380 operation from 1st May 2016.

Emirates Upguage Prague Rotation.

Emirates today announced that it will upguage the EK139/EK140 Dubai – Prague rotation from 3 Class Boeing 777-300ER to 3 Class A380 operation from 1st May 2016.

Emirates Upgauge Birmingham Rotation.

Emirates today announced that it will upguage the EK39/EK40 Dubai – Birmingham rotation from 2 Class Boeing 777-300ER to 2 Class A380 operation from 27th March 2016.

Emirates A380 A6-EDP Continues from Brisbane.

Following its overnight delay, Airbus A380-861 MSN077, Emirates A6-EDP, departed Brisbane late this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed EK435 Brisbane – Dubai sector as EK435D.

Emirates A380 A6-EDP Brisbane Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN077, Emirates A6-EDP, operated the Auckland – Brisbane sector of EK435 Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai late this afternoon, however the onward sector to Dubai has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

Houston, We Have a Downguage.

Emirates today announced that the EK211/EK212 Dubai – Houston rotation will switch from 3 Class A380 to 3 Class Boeing 777-300ER operation from 1st July 2016.

Emirates A380 A6-EEO EK222 Rome Fiumicino Technical Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EEO operating EK222 Dallas-Fort Worth – Dubai (depart Dallas-Fort Worth 12th December) diverted to Rome Fiumicino this morning due to a technical issue. Passengers were accommodated on today’s EK98 and EK100 Rome Fiumicino – Dubai services.

Emirates A380 A6-EOS Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EOS was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 71 aircraft. This is the fourth aircraft delivered in 58J/557Y configuration.

Emirates A380 A6-EDA Continues from Sydney.

Following its overnight technical delay, Airbus A380-861 MSN011, Emirates A6-EDA, departed Sydney this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed EK413 Sydney – Dubai sector as EK413D.

Emirates A380 A6-EDA EK413 Sydney Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDA operated the Auckland – Sydney sector of EK413 Aucklnd – Sydney – Dubai this afternoon, usa however the onward service to Dubai was delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EOR Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EOR was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this afternoon as EK7380. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 70 aircraft. This is the third aircraft delivered in 58J/557Y configuration.

Emirates A380 A6-EOQ Enters Service.

Emirates A380 A6-EOQ entered service this morning operating EK151 Dubai – Copenhagen. This service switched from Boeing 777-300ER to Two Class A380 operation today.