QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF9 Dubai World Central Diversion.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA operating the Melbourne – Dubai sector of QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 30th December) diverted to Dubai World Central this morning due to fog at Dubai. The aircraft was unable to continue Dubai World Central – Dubai – London Heathrow until this afternoon but was able to turn around immediately to operated QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE QF2 Dubai Delay.

AIrbus A380-842 MSN027, QANTAS VH-OQE, was delayed for four hours at Dubai this morning whilst operating QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London 29th December), the aircraft then operated forward to Sydney as QF2D which was yesterday’s delayed QF2 Dubai – Sydney sector.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQB QF1 Muscat Fog Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN015, QANTAS VH-OQB, operating the Sydney – Dubai sector of QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Sydney 29th December) diverted via Muscat in the early hours of this morning due to fog at Dubai. The complete routing was Sydney – Muscat – Dubai – London Heathrow.

Emirates A380 A6-EUO Delivered.

Airbus A380-842 MSN227, Emirates A6-EUO, was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. The aircraft is the third Emirates A380-842 with Rolls-Royce Trent 972 engines. The aircraft is in 58J/557Y configuration. This brings the A380 fleet up to 92 aircraft.

Emirates A380 A6-EUN Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EUN was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7382. The aircraft is the second Emirates A380-842 with Rolls-Royce Trent 972 engines. The aircraft is in 58J/557Y configuration. This brings the A380 fleet up to 91 aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQE QF9 Al Ain Fog Diversion.

AIrbus A380-842 MSN027, QANTAS VH-OQE, operating the Melbourne – Dubai sector of QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 28th December) diverted via Al Ain this morning due to fog at Dubai. The complete routing was Melbourne – Al Ain – Dubai – London Heathrow.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF Dubai Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-842 MSN029, QANTAS VH-OQF, arrived into Dubai this morning as QF2 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 28th December), however it was unable to operate the onward service to Sydney due to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EUM Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EUM was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. The aircraft is the first A380 for Emirates with Rolls-Royce Trent 972 engines and is designated an A380-842.The aircraft is in 14F/76J/429Y configuration with no crew rest areas. This brings the A380 fleet up to 90 aircraft.

Emirates A380 A6-EEM EK449 Dubai World Central Fog Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EEM operating EK449 Auckland – Dubai (depart Auckland 27th December) diverted via Dubai World Central this morning due to fog at Dubai. The aircraft then operated the delayed EK225/EK226 Dubai – San Francisco rotation with the return EK226 operating using callsign EK226D.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF QF9 Dubai World Central Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN029, QANTAS VH-OQF, operating the Melbourne – Dubai sector of QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow diverted via Dubai World Central this morning due to fog at Dubai. The complete routing was Melbourne – Dubai World Central – Dubai – London Heathrow.

Emirates A380 A6-EDX Takes Over EK97.

Following the technical return of EK97 Dubai – Rome Fiumicino to Dubai, the service was subsequently operated by Emirates A380 A6-EDX.

Emirates A380 A6-EUD EK97 Dubai Technical Return.

Emirates A380 A6-EUD operating EK97 Dubai – Rome Fiumicino was at 36, > 000 ft over northern Iran around two hours into the flight when it turned back to Dubai due to a technical issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQG Continues from Dubai.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, AIrbus A380-842 MSN047, QANTAS VH-OQG, departed Dubai in the early hours of this morning operating yesterday’s delayed QF2 Dubai – Sydney sector as QF2D.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQG Dubai Technical Issue.

AIrbus A380-842 MSN047, QANTAS VH-OQG, arrived into Dubai early this morning as QF2 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 22nd December), however the onward sector to Sydney has been delayed until after midnight due to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EEU Los Angeles Rescue Mission.

Following the A380 technical issue at Los Angeles on 21st December, Emirates A380 A6-EEU positioned Dubai – Seattle – Los Angeles in the early hours of this morning as EK2515 in to operate the delayed EK218 Los Angeles – Dubai of 21st December as EK218D.

Emirates A380 A6-EOE Returns from Mumbai.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 19th December, Emirates A380 A6-EOE positioned Mumbai – Dubai late tonight as EK2549 and went back into the Dubai maintenance facility.

Emirates A380 A6-EOT Hong Kong Rescue Mission.

Following the earlier A380 technical issue at Hong Kong, Emirates A380 A6-EOT positioned Dubai – Hong Kong as EK2590 early this morning in to operate the delayed EK381 Hong Kong – Dubai as EK381D.

Emirates A380 A6-EDX Hong Kong Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EDX arrived into Hong Kong late last night as EK380 from Dubai, > however it was unable to operate the return EK381 in the early hours of this morning due to a technical issue.

Etihad A380 A6-APD EY461 Melbourne Technical Return.

Airbus A380-861 MSN180, Etihad A6-APD, operating EY461 Melbourne – Abu Dhabi stopped the climb at 12,000 ft tonight due to pressurisation problems, entered a hold to burn fuel then returned for a safe landing around two hours later. The aircraft was able to operate the service following around three hours on the ground.

Emirates A380 A6-EUL Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EUL was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as EK7380. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/426Y configuration with the underfloor crew rest area at the front. This brings the A380 fleet up to 89 aircraft.

Emirates A380 A6-EUE Mumbai Rescue Mission.

Following the earlier A380 technical issue at Mumbai, Airbus A380-861 MSN217, Emirates A6-EUE, positioned Dubai – Mumbai as EK2547 this afternoon in to operate the delayed EK501 Mumbai – Dubai as EK501D.

Emirates A380 A6-EDD Returns from New York JFK.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN020, Emirates A6-EDD, departed New York JFK this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed EK208 New York JFK – Dubai as EK208D.

Emirates A380 A6-EEI Hong Kong Technical Issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EEI arrived into Hong Kong yesterday evening as EK380 from Dubai, however its scheduled return to Dubai in the early hours of this morning as EK381 was cancelled due to a technical issue. The aircraft was able to position Hong Kong – Dubai this evening as EK2525.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APG Delivered.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APG was delivered Toulouse – Doha in the early hours of this morning as QR3380. The aircraft is in Large Logo/Medium Oryx livery and 8F/48J/461Y configuration. This brings the Qatar Airways A380 fleet up to seven aircraft.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQL QF1 Larnaca Medical Diversion.

AIrbus A380-842 MSN074, QANTAS VH-OQL, operating the Dubai – London Heathrow sector of QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Sydney 14th December) was to the north of Istanbul this morning when it turned due south and diverted via Larnaca due to a medical emergency on board. The complete routing was therefore Sydney – Dubai – Larnaca – London Heathrow. This was the first visit of a QANTAS A380 to Larnaca.

British Airways A380 G-XLEA Operates BA32 Without Running Water.

Airbus A380-841 MSN095, British Airways G-XLEA, operated tonight’s BA32 Hong Kong – London Heathrow with a short delay due to problems with the water system. No running water was available and the aircraft was stocked with bottled water and hand sanitising wipes. Passengers were offered the opportunity to rebook onto other services though without any expenses.

Emirates A380 A6-EUK Delivered.

Emirates A380 A6-EUK was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening as UAE6CP. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/426Y with a lower deck crew rest area. This brings the A380 fleet up to 88 aircraft.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APH First Flight.

Qatar Airways A380 A7-APH made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAS and positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQH Irregular Heathrow Turnaround.

Following its arrival into London Heathrow as the delayed QF9 of 3rd December, AIrbus A380-842 MSN050, QANTAS VH-OQH, turned around to operate today’s scheduled QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai – Melbourne.

Emirates A380 A6-EEL Returns from Dusseldorf.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Emirates A380 A6-EEL departed Dusseldorf late this morning operating yesterday’s delayed EK58 Dusseldorf – Dubai late this morning as EK58D.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF QF2 Dubai Turnaround.

Airbus A380-842 MSN029, QANTAS VH-OQF, arrived into Dubai in the early hours of this morning as QF2 from Sydney (depart Sydney 4th December), however the onward sector to London Heathrow was cancelled and the aircraft instead turned around to operate this morning’s QF10 Dubai – Melbourne sector. Yesterday’s QF10 London Heathrow – Dubai sector was cancelled.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQH Operates Delayed QF9.

AIrbus A380-842 MSN050, QANTAS VH-OQH, operated last night’s delayed QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow early this evening as QF9D. The aircraft appears to have encountered a technical issue last night.

Emirates A380 A6-EEH EK435 Sydney Diversion.

Emirates A380 A6-EEH operating the Auckland – Brisbane sector of EK435 Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai diverted via Sydney this evening due to weather at Brisbane. The full routing was Auckland – Sydney – Brisbane – Dubai.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA QF9 Muscat Diversion.

AIrbus A380-842 MSN014, QANTAS VH-OQA, operating the Melbourne – Dubai sector of QF9 Melbourne – Dubai – London Heathrow (depart Melbourne 2nd December) diverted via Muscat this morning due to fog at Dubai. The complete routing was Melbourne – Muscat – Dubai – London Heathrow.

Emirates A380 A6-EEF EK419 Dubai World Central Fog Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN135, Emirates A6-EEF, operating the Bangkok – Dubai sector of EK419 Auckland – Sydney – Bangkok – Dubai (depart Auckland 2nd December) diverted via Dubai World Central this morning due to fog at Dubai. The complete routing was therefore Auckland – Sydney – Bangkok – Dubai World Central – Dubai.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQF QF2 Al Ain Fog Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN029, QANTAS VH-OQF, operating the London Heathrow – Dubai sector of QF2 London Heathrow – Dubai – Sydney (depart London Heathrow 2nd December) diverted via Al Ain this morning due to fog at Dubai. The complete routing was therefore London Heathrow – Al Ain – Dubai – Sydney.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQH Returns from Manila Maintenance.

AIrbus A380-842 MSN050, QANTAS VH-OQH,, which has been under maintenance at Manila since 12th October, positioned Manila – Sydney in the early hours of this morning as QF6010. The aircraft no longer carries its Go Wallabies decals.