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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dakar Flight Cancellation.

31/01/2012

The EK797/EK798 Dubai – Dakar rotation did not operate today.

Rapid Dublin Upgauge.

29/01/2012

Just three weeks after launching the EK161/EK162 Dubai – Dublin rotation with Three Class Airbus A330-200s Emirates today announced that the route will switch to Three Class Boeing 777-300ERs with Suites from July 1 2012.

A6-EWE EK215 Edmonton Diversion.

27/01/2012

Boeing 777-21HLR A6-EWE operating EK215 Dubai – Los Angeles diverted via Edmonton today. The diversion appears to have been medical.

A6-EGM Enters Service.

27/01/2012

Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGM entered service today operating EK380 Dubai – Hong Kong. The aircraft is in 8F/42J/310Y configuration without overhead crew rest areas.

Espana Expansion.

26/01/2012

Emirates have announced expansion of services to Spain today with a second daily service to Madrid to commence on 1 July 2012 and a new service to Barcelona to commence on 3 July 2012. The timings are:

EK143 Dubai 1425 – Madrid 2020
EK144 Madrid 2210 – Dubai 0715+1

EK185 Dubai 0655 – Barcelona 1200
EK186 Barcelona 1640 – Dubai 0100+1

All flights will operate daily with Three Class Boeing 777-300ERs fitted with Suites in First Class.

2013 Operations Changes.

26/01/2012

The following aircraft upgauges were announced today which become effective on 1 January 2013:

EK25/EK26 Dubai – Glasgow switches from Airbus A340-300 to Three Class Boeing 777-300ER with Suites.

EK123/EK124 Dubai – Istanbul switches from Boeing 777-200 to Two Class Boeing 777-300ER.

EK135/EK136 Dubai – Venice switches from Airbus A340-300 to Airbus A340-500 on Tuesdays, /discount Thursdays and Saturdays.

EK137/EK138 Dubai – Venice switches from Airbus A340-300 to Airbus A340-500 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

A330-200s Listed For Sale.

25/01/2012

Airbus A330-200s A6-EKZ and A6-EAA were listed for sale by Airbus today with availability from October 2012 and December 2012 respectively.

A6-EGM Delivered.

24/01/2012

Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGM departed Paine Field on delivery direct to Dubai today using the usual delivery callsign EK777.

A6-EDM Manchester Technical Issue.

21/01/2012

Airbus A380 A6-EDM arrived into Manchester today as EK17 from Dubai however the return EK18 has been delayed until tomorrow when it will operate as EK18D. Passengers were offered hotel accommodation in Manchester.

A6-EML Ras Al Khaimah Outing.

20/01/2012

Boeing 777-21HER A6-EML operated a Dubai – Dubai flight today using callsign EK999. The flight included several low level passes over Ras Al Khaimah airport.

Lagos Strike Cancellations.

17/01/2012

Owing to strikes at Lagos Airport the EK783/EK784 Dubai – Lagos rotation was again cancelled today.

A6-EGM Returns from Painting.

16/01/2012

Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGM positioned Portland – Paine Field today following painting.

UK 777 Swap.

16/01/2012

From 1 July – 28 October inclusive the operating aircraft of the EK7/EK8 Dubai – London Heathrow and EK21/22 Dubai – Manchester rotations will be swapped so that EK7/EK8 receives a Boeing 777-300ER equipped with Suites and EK21/EK22 receives a Boeing 777-300 with SkyCruiser seats in First Class.

Lagos Strike Cancellations.

16/01/2012

Owing to strikes at Lagos Airport the EK783/EK784 Dubai – Lagos rotation was again cancelled today.

A6-ERA Back in Service.

15/01/2012

Airbus A340-500, discount which has not operated a passenger service since returning to Cape Town with gear door issues on 4th January, returned to service today operating EK957, EK958 Dubai – Beirut.

Lagos Strike Cancellations.

15/01/2012

Owing to strikes at Lagos Airport the EK783/EK784 Dubai – Lagos rotation was again cancelled today.

Lagos Strike Cancellations.

14/01/2012

Owing to strikes at Lagos Airport the EK783/EK784 Dubai – Lagos rotation was again cancelled today.

Lagos Strike Cancellation.

13/01/2012

Owing to strikes at Lagos Airport the EK783/EK784 Dubai – Lagos rotation was again cancelled today.

A6-EDW Positions to Finkenwerder.

13/01/2012

Airbus A380 A6-EDW positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder today for cabin fitting.

A6-ERA Returns to Dubai.

13/01/2012

Airbus A340-500 A6-ERA which returned to Cape Town with undercarriage issues whilst operating EK773 on 4th January and then positioned Cape Town – Johannesburg for repairs on 7th January returned to Dubai today positioning from Johannesburg as EK7262.

A6-ECJ Returns to Dubai.

13/01/2012

Boeing 777-31HER A6-ECJwhich encountered a technical issue at Sydney on 11th January, positioned Sydney – Dubai today as EK7413.

Lagos Strike Cancellation.

12/01/2012

Owing to strikes at Lagos Airport the EK783/EK784 Dubai – Lagos rotation was cancelled today.

A6-ECJ EK418 Sydney Technical Issue.

11/01/2012

Boeing 777-31HER A6-ECJ arrived in Sydney this morning as EK418 from Dubai and Bangkok (depart Dubai 10 January) however the onward service from Sydney – Christchurch was cancelled as was the EK419 Christchurch – Sydney – Bangkok – Dubai service.

Glasgow Goes Double Daily.

10/01/2012

Emirates today announced the introduction of double daily service on the Dubai – Glasgow route from 1 June 2012. The new Airbus A340-300 service will operate to the following timings:

EK25 Dubai 1450 – Glasgow 2000

EK26 Glasgow 2130 – Dubai 0800+1

From the same date the existing EK27/EK28 service will switch from Two Class Boeing 777-300ER to Three Class Boeing 777-300ER with Suites.

A6-EDW First Flight.

10/01/2012

Airbus A380 A6-EDW made its first test flight from Toulouse today as F-WWAL.

A6-EBU Positions From Madrid.

09/01/2012

Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBU, which encountered a technical issue at Madrid on 6th January, positioned Madrid – Dubai today as EK7202.




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