Thai Airways A380 HS-TUA Bangkok Test Flight.

Following its technical return to Bangkok in the early hours of yesterday morning, Airbus A380-841 MSN087, Thai Airways HS-TUA, undertook a Bangkok – Bangkok test flight early this evening then returned to service late tonight operating TG622 Bangkok – Osaka Kansai.

Air France A380 F-HPJE Returns from New York JFK.

Following the technical issue it encountered yesterday, Airbus A380-861 MSN052, Air France F-HPJE, departed New York JFK late tonight operating yesterday’s delayed AF11 New York JFK – Paris CDG as AF4083.

Hi Fly Malta A380 9H-MIP Positioning Flights.

Airbus A380-841 MSN006, Hi Fly Malta 9H-MIP, which has been at Paris CDG since 19th September, positioned Paris CDG – Chateauroux – Beja this afternoon using callsign HFM380P.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIMB Returns from Frankfurt.

Airbus A380-841 MSN041, Lufthansa D-AIMB, which has been receiving maintenance attention at Frankfurt since 24th September, positioned Frankfurt – Munich early this morning as LH9921.

Air France A380 F-HPJE Shanghai Pudong Technical Issue.

Airbus A380-861 MSN052, Air France F-HPJE, arrived into Shanghai Pudong this afternoon as AF116 from Paris CDG (depart Paris CDG 21st September), however the return AF111 was cancelled due to a technical issue.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC Returns from Dubai Maintenance.

Airbus A380-842 MSN022, QANTAS VH-OQC, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 4th September, positioned Dubai – Sydney this morning as QF6012. The aircraft has been repainted from QANTAS New Roo (2007) into QANTAS Silver Roo (2016) livery.

Etihad A380 A6-APH Operates Abu Dhabi – Male, Maldives Rotation.

Airbus A380-861 MSN199, Etihad A6-APH, operated the EY278/EY279 Abu Dhabi – Male, Maldives rotation this morning in place of the usual A320 to mark the opening of a new runway at Male. The outbound carried the victorious Maldives National Football Team from the SAFF Suzuki Cup and made a flypast of Male City before landing. This was the first A380 in The Maldives.

Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKP Singapore Test Flight.

Airbus A380-841 MSN076, Singapore Airlines 9V-SKP, which has been under maintenance at Singapore since June 6th, undertook a 40 minute Singapore – Singapore test flight this afternoon as SQ8898.

British Airways A380 G-XLEH Returns to Service.

Airbus A380-841 MSN163, British Airways G-XLEH, which positioned to Singapore yesterday after maintenance at Manila, returned to service in the early hours of this morning operating yesterday’s delayed BA12 Singapore – London Heathrow with a five hour delay. This was reportedly due to on board medical equipment being missing following the maintenance visit.

Emirates A380 A6-EUW Delivered.

Airbus A380-842 MSN240, Emirates A6-EUW, 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 105 aircraft.

Lufthansa A380 D-AIME Returns to Munich Base.

Airbus A380-841 MSN061, Lufthansa D-AIME, which has been receiving maintenance attention at Frankfurt since September 9th, positioned Frankfurt – Munich this morning as LH9851.

Hi Fly Malta A380 9H-MIP Paris CDG Damage Incident.

Airbus A380-841 MSN006, Hi Fly Malta 9H-MIP, was damaged by air stairs at Paris CDG this afternoon causing the cancellation of the UU978 Paris CDG – Saint-Denis service it was scheduled to operate for Air Austral.

Emirates A380 A6-EOU EK205 Philadelphia Diversion.

Airbus A380-861 MSN205, Emirates A6-EOU, operating the Milan Malpensa – Dubai sector of EK205 Dubai – Milan Malpensa – New York JFK diverted via Philadelphia this evening due to weather at New York JFK.

Emirates A380 A6-EUF Quarantined at New York JFK.

Airbus A380-861 MSN218, Emirates A6-EUF, was quarantined at New York JFK this morning after arriving as EK203 from Dubai after multiple passengers became ill on board. The return EK204 was able to operate with a five and a half hour delay.

QANTAS A380 VH-OQC Positions to Dubai Maintenance.

Airbus A380-842 MSN022, QANTAS VH-OQC, positioned Singapore – Dubai for maintenance this evening as QF6013 after arriving as QF35 from Melbourne. No QF81 Singapore – Sydney was scheduled today.

Emirates A380 A6-EUX EK385 Pattaya U-Tapao Diversion.

Airbus A380-842 MSN241, Emirates A6-EUX, operating the Hong Kong – Bangkok sector of EK385 Hong Kong – Bangkok – Dubai (depart Hong Kong 31st August) diverted via Pattaya U-Tapao in the early hours of this morning due to weather at Bangkok.