Emirates A380 A6-EOG EK91 Zurich Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN172, Emirates A6-EOG, operating EK91 Dubai – Milan Malpensa diverted to Zurich this evening due to weather at Milan Malpensa. The aircraft later continued Zurich – Milan Malpensa as EK91D.

Air France A380 F-HPJC AF116 Beijing Capital Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN043, Air France F-HPJC, operating AF116 Paris CDG – Shanghai Pudong (depart Paris CDG 29th March), diverted to Beijing Capital this afternoon having gone around at Shanghai Pudong due to weather.

Emirates A380 A6-EDH EK381 Hong Kong Technical Return.

Airbus A380-861 MSN025, Emirates A6-EDH, operating EK381 Hong Kong – Dubai stopped the climb at 18,000 ft in the early hours of this morning due to a technical issue and returned to Hong Kong for a safe landing. The aircraft departed again late tonight operating the service as EK381D.

Emirates A380 A6-EOJ Returns from Dubai Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN182, Emirates A6-EOJ, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 16th March, returned to service this afternoon operating EK51 Dubai – Munich. The aircraft has been fitted with green Expo 2020 decals.

Emirates A380 A6-EEW Enters Dubai Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN153, Emirates A6-EEW, entered the Dubai maintenance facility in the early hours of this morning after arriving as EK98 from Rome Fiumicino late last night.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Dallas-Fort Worth Flight Switch.

Airbus A380-842 MSN014, QANTAS VH-OQA, operated QF7 Sydney – Dallas-Fort Worth this afternoon, then turned around to operate yesterday’s delayed QF8 Dallas-Fort Worth – Sydney as QF8D.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMD Positions to Munich Base.

Airbus A380-841 MSN048, Lufthansa D-AIMD, positioned Frankfurt – Munich as LH9852 late this afternoon in order to become the fourth aircraft at Lufthansa’s new Munich A380 base.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Returns from Dubai.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-842 MSN014, QANTAS VH-OQA, departed Dubai late this morning operating yesterday’s delayed QF2 Dubai – Sydney sector. This was the final scheduled QANTAS departure from Dubai.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMH Switches to Munich Base.

Airbus A380-841 MSN070, Lufthansa D-AIMH, arrived into Hong Kong this afternoon as LH796 from Frankfurt (depart Frankfurt 24th March), then switched to the new Munich A380 base by operating LH731 Frankfurt – Munich.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMG Positions to Munich Base.

Airbus A380-841 MSN069, Lufthansa D-AIMG, positioned Frankfurt – Munich as LH9852 this afternoon after arriving as LH455 from San Francisco to become the third aircraft at the new Munich A380 base. The aircraft entered service from Munich late in the evening operating LH730 Munich – Hong Kong. This was previously an A350-900 service.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMB Operates Munich – Los Angeles A380 Inaugural.

Lufthansa switched operation of the LH452/LH453 Munich – Los Angeles rotation from Airbus A340-600 to Airbus A380 operation today with Airbus A380-841 MSN041, Lufthansa D-AIMB, operating the inaugural A380 rotation. This was the first Lufthansa A380 service to operate from Munich.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIME Positions to Munich Base.

Airbus A380-841 MSN061, Lufthansa D-AIME, positioned Frankfurt – Munich as LH9854 late this morning after arriving as LH441 from Houston to become the second A380 at the new Munich base. The aircraft later entered service from Munich operating LH722 Munich – Beijing Capital. This was previously an A350-900 service.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQK Dubai Turnaround and first QF2 via Singapore.

Airbus A380-842 MSN063, QANTAS VH-OQK, arrived into Dubai this morning as QF2 from London Heathrow (depart London Heathrow 24th March), however due to an earlier A380 technical issue at Dubai the onward sector to Sydney was delayed overnight and the aircraft instead turned around to operate this morning’s delayed QF1 Dubai – London Heathrow sector. The aircraft then operated tonight’s first service as QF2 returned to the London Heathrow – Singapore – Sydney route.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Dubai Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-842 MSN014, QANTAS VH-OQA, arrived into Dubai in the early hours of this morning as QF1 from Sydney, however it was unable to operate the onward service to London Heathrow due to a technical issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQA Returns from Sydney Maintenance, Operates Final QF1 Dubai Service.

Airbus A380-842 MSN014, QANTAS VH-OQA, which has been under maintenance at Sydney since 14th March, returned to service this afternoon operating the final QF1 Sydney – Dubai – London Heathrow service. However the aircraft encountered a technical issue at Dubai and was unable to operate the onward service to London Heathrow. QF1 will become a Sydney – Singapore – London Heathrow service from tomorrow.

Emirates A380 A6-EET Milan Malpensa Turnaround.

Airbus A380-861 MSN142, Emirates A6-EET, operated the Dubai – Milan Malpensa sector of EK205 Dubai – Milan Malpensa – New York JFK this morning, however the onward sector to New York JFK was cancelled due to weather and the aircraft turned around to operate today’s scheduled EK206 Milan Malpensa – Dubai sector due to the inbound aircraft encountering a technical issue.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMB Bavaria Publicity Circuit.

Airbus A380-841 MSN041, Lufthansa D-AIMB, operated a Munich – Munich publicity circuit around Bavaria as LH380 this afternoon prior to the introduction of Lufthansa A380 services from Munich.

Emirates A380 A6-EDO Milan Malpensa Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN057, Emirates A6-EDO, arrived into Milan Malpensa this morning as EK206 from New York JFK (depart New York JFK 20th March), however it was unable to operate the onward sector to Dubai due to a technical issue.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIME Returns from San Francisco.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 19th March, Airbus A380-841 MSN061, Lufthansa D-AIME, positioned San Francisco – Frankfurt in the early hours of this morning as LH9929.

Malaysia Airlines A380 9M-MNA Operates MH3 as MH3D.

Airbus A380-841 MSN078, Malaysia Airlines 9M-MNA, arrived into London Heathrow early this morning as MH2 from Kuala Lumpur (depart Kuala Lumpur 19th March), however the return MH3 operated as MH3D due to the late running of yesterday’s MH3 service and to prevent two MH3s being in the air at the same time.

Malaysia Airlines A380 9M-MNC London Heathrow Delay.

Airbus A380-841 MSN084, Malaysia Airlines 9M-MNC, arrived into London Heathrow this morning as MH2 from Kuala Lumpur (depart Kuala Lumpur 18th March), however the return MH3 was delayed by 14 hours and departed late tonight.

British Airways A380 G-XLEC BA57 London Heathrow Technical Return.

Airbus A380-841 MSN124, British Airways G-XLEC, operating BA57 London Heathrow – Johannesburg was at 35,000 ft to the north-east of Chateauroux this evening when it turned back to London Heathrow for a safe landing due to a technical issue. The flight has been delayed overnight.

Emirates A380 A6-EDN Returns from Milan Malpensa.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN056, Emirates A6-EDN, departed Milan Malpensa early this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed EK206 Milan Malpensa – Dubai sector as EK206D.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMJ LH454 Frankfurt Technical Return.

Airbus A380-841 MSN073, Lufthansa D-AIMJ, operating LH454 Frankfurt – San Francisco was around two and a half hours into the flight this afternoon when it turned back to Frankfurt due to a technical issue. The flight, and the return LH455 were subsequently cancelled.

Emirates A380 A6-EDN Milan Malpensa Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN056, Emirates A6-EDN, arrived into Milan Malpensa this morning as EK206 from New York JFK (depart New York JFK 17th March), however the onward sector to Dubai has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EUR Delivered.

Airbus A380-842 MSN232, Emirates A6-EUR, was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai this evening using callsign UAE5GT. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/426Y configuration and wears standard Emirates livery. This brings the Emirates A380 fleet up to 102 aircraft.

Emirates A380 A6-EOQ EK372 Hyderabad Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN201, Emirates A6-EOQ, operating EK372 Dubai – Bangkok diverted via Hyderabad this afternoon. The diversion is understood to have been medical but has not officially been listed as such.

Etihad A380 A6-APG Returns from Abu Dhabi Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN198, Etihad A6-APG, which has been under maintenance at Abu Dhabi since 6th March, returned to service in the early hours of this morning operating EY11 Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow.

Emirates A380 A6-EVC First Flight.

Airbus A380-842 MSN248, Emirates A6-EVC, made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWSK. Unusually this aircraft is already fully painted except for titles.

Emirates A380 A6-EUQ Takes Over EK19.

Following the earlier technical return of EK19 Dubai – Manchester to Dubai, the delayed service was subsequently operated by Airbus A380-842 MSN229, Emirates A6-EUQ. The return EK20 operated after midnight as EK20D.

Emirates A380 A6-EUN EK19 Dubai Technical Return.

Airbus A380-842 MSN226, Emirates A6-EUN, operating EK19 Dubai – Manchester stopped the climb at 6,000 ft this afternoon due to a technical issue then returned immediately to Dubai for a safe landing.

British Airways A380 G-XLEJ Johannesburg Rescue Mission.

Following the A380 rejected take off at Johannesburg on 9th March, Airbus A380-841 MSN192, British Airways G-XLEJ, positioned London Heathrow – Johannesburg as BA9151 this morning in order to operate the delayed BA54 Johannesburg – London Heathrow of 9th March as BA54D.

Etihad A380 A6-APJ EY455 Colombo Medical Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN237, Etihad A6-APJ, operating EY455 Sydney – Abu Dhabi (depart Sydney 7th March) diverted via Colombo in the early hours of this morning due to a medical emergency on board.

Emirates A380 A6-EDO Returns from Auckland.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN057, Emirates A6-EDO, departed Auckland late tonight operating yesterday’s delayed EK435 Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai as a direct Auckland – Dubai sector EK435D.

Emirates A380 A6-EEP Returns from Auckland.

Following the technical issue it encountered on 4th March, Airbus A380-861 MSN138, Emirates A6-EEP, departed Auckland in the early hours of this morning operating the delayed EK435 Auckland – Brisbane – Dubai in the early hours of this morning as EK435D.

Emirates A380 A6-EDO Auckland Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN057, Emirates A6-EDO, arrived into Auckland this afternoon as EK434 from Dubai and Brisbane (depart Dubai 4th March), however the return EK435 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

Emirates A380 A6-EEP Auckland Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN138, Emirates A6-EEP, arrived into Auckland this afternoon as EK434 from Dubai and Brisbane (depart Dubai 3rd March), however the return EK435 has been delayed overnight due to a technical issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQI Operates Sydney – Singapore Rotation.

Airbus A380-842 MSN055, QANTAS VH-OQI, operated the QF81/QF82 Sydney – Singapore rotation today in place of the usual A330-300. This service will see A380 operation over the next three weeks. This was the first QANTAS A380 service to Singapore since April 2013.

Emirates A380 A6-EUB Returns from Birmingham.

Following its overnight weather delay, Airbus A380-861 MSN213, Emirates A6-EUB, departed Birmingham early this evening operating yesterday’s delayed EK38 Birmingham – Dubai as EK38D.

Etihad A380 A6-API Continues from Toronto.

Following its diversion yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN233, Etihad A6-API, departed Toronto this evening continuing yesterday’s EY101 Abu Dhabi – New York JFK, routing Toronto – New York JFK as EY101A.

Emirates A380 A6-EDY Continues from Toronto.

Following its diversion yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN106, Emirates A6-EDY, departed Toronto this evening continuing yesterday’s diverted EK201 Dubai – New York JFK, routing Toronto – New York JFK using EK201 as its callsign. The aircraft then positioned New York JFK – Dubai as EK2692.

Air France A380 F-HPJI Returns from Abu Dhabi Maintenance.

Airbus A380-861 MSN115, Air France F-HPJI, which has been under maintenance at Abu Dhabi since 28th February, positioned Abu Dhabi – Paris CDG late this morning as AF373V then returned to service this evening operating AF990 Paris CDG – Johannesburg.

Air France A380 F-HPJH AF90 Paris CDG Technical Return.

Airbus A380-861 MSN099, Air France F-HPJH, operating AF90 Paris CDG – Miami was to the south of Cork at 35,000 ft this afternoon when crew turned back to Paris CDG for a safe landing due to a technical issue. The flight and the return AF99 were subsequently cancelled.

Emirates A380 A6-EDY EK201 Toronto Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN106, Emirates A6-EDY, operating EK201 Dubai – New York JFK diverted to Toronto this afternoon due to high winds at New York JFK. As a result EK206 New York JFK – Milan Malpensa has been cancelled.