Emirates A380 A6-EUQ First Flight.

Emirates A380 A6-EUQ made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWSF and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

Emirates A380 A6-EUC Operates Amman Rotation.

Emirates A380 A6-EUC operated the EK901/EK902 Dubai – Amman rotation today as a one-off operation to mark 30 years of Emirates service to Amman. This was the first A380 visit to Jordan.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Returns from Dubai.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, AIrbus A380-842 MSN074, QANTAS VH-OQL, departed Dubai early this morning operating the delayed QF10 Dubai – Melbourne sector. Yesterday’s QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai had been cancelled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL Dubai Cancellation.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL arrived into Dubai in the early hours of this morning as QF1 from Sydney, however the onward service to London Heathrow was cancelled, which appears to be due to a technical issue. As a result QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai was also cancelled.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APE Operates A380 Sydney Inaugural.

Qatar Airways switched operation of the QR908/QR909 Doha – Sydney rotation from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation today with A7-APE operating today’s service. This was the first Qatar Airways A380 to Australia.

Emirates A380 A6-EOW Continues from Singapore.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Emirates A380 A6-EOW departed Singapore this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed EK404 Singapore – Melbourne sector as EK404D. The aircraft will operate today’s EK405 Melbourne – Singapore – Dubai in the early hours of tomorrow morning as EK405D.

Emirates A380 A6-EUC Enters Service.

Emirates A380 A6-EUC entered service this morning operating EK1 Dubai – London Heathrow. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 12F/76J/429Y configuration without the main deck crew rest area.

Emirates A380 A6-EUC Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EUC was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai late this morning as EK7380. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/429Y configuration with no crew rest area. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 83 aircraft.

Emirates Switches EK418 to Auckland and Upgauges to A380.

Emirates today announced that the existing EK418/EK419 Dubai – Bangkok – Sydney – Christchurch rotation will become a Dubai – Bangkok – Sydney – Auckland rotation with effect from 30th October 2016. The service will be upgauged from Boeing 777-300ER to A380 operation on the same day and will operate to the following schedule:

EK418 Dubai 0855 – 1805 Bangkok 1930 – 0900+1 Sydney 1040 – Auckland 1555
EK419 Auckland 1630 – 1815 Sydney 1945 – 0055+1 Bangkok – 0225 – Dubai 0605.

It should be noted that this only allows 35 minutes at Auckland so it appears that the intention is for EK419 to be operated by the aircraft inbound to Auckland as EK406, EK434 or EK448.

Emirates Switches EK412 to Christchurch.

Emirates today announced that the existing EK412/EK413 Dubai – Sydney – Auckland rotation will become a Dubai – Sydney – Christchurch rotation with effect from 30th October 2016. The service will remain an A380 operation and will operate to the following schedule:

EK412 Dubai 1015 – 0700+1 Sydney 0845 – Christchurch 1350
EK413 Christchurch 1945 – 2005 Sydney 2145 – Dubai 0515+1.