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Monthly Archives: February 2012

A6-EBV Manchester Technical Issue.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBV arrived into Manchester this evening as EK19 from Dubai however the return EK20 has been delayed until tomorrow indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

A6-EGN Delivered.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGN departed Paine Field on delivery to Dubai as EK777 today.

A6-EDX First Flight.


A380 A6-EDX made its first flight from Toulouse today as F-WWAK. The aircraft then positioned Toulouse – Finkenwerder.

A6-EGO Unveiled.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGO was unveiled at Paine Field today wearing large “1000th 777” titles along the rear fuselage.

EK412 Delay and Curtailment.


Today’s scheduled EK412 Dubai – Sydney – Auckland departed around twelve hours late and therefore operated Dubai – Sydney only. As a result tomorrow’s EK413 will operate Sydney – Dubai only. The flights were operated by Airbus A380 A6-EDA.

Gulf Service Increases.


From 1 August 2012 Emirates has announced increased services on the Dubai – Doha and Dubai – Kuwait routes.

Dubai – Doha will increase from five to six daily services three of which will be operated by Boeing 777-300/300ERs and three of which will be operated by Airbus A330-200s.

Dubai – Kuwait will increase from four to five daily making thirty five weekly flights. Twenty four of these will be operated by Boeing 777-300/300ERs and eleven of which will be operated by Airbus A330-200s.

A6-EDU Enters Service.


Airbus A380 A6-EDU entered service today as EK384 Dubai – Bangkok – Hong Kong. The aircraft is in 14F/76J/427Y configuration without the lower deck crew rest area.

A6-ERI Returns from Vienna.


Airbus A340-500 A6-ERI departed Vienna in the early hours of the morning to position to Dubai as EK7002. The aircraft encountered a technical issue on February 24th.

A6-EDU Delivered.


Airbus A380 A6-EDU was delivered Finkenwerder – Dubai today as EK7380.

A6-ERI Vienna Technical Issue.


Airbus A340-500 A6-ERI arrived into Vienna today as EK125 from Dubai however the return EK126 has been cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

Newcastle Aircraft Upgauge.


The EK35/EK36 Dubai – Newcastle rotation will switch from Two Class Airbus A330-200 to Two Class Boeing 777-300ER operation from 1 September 2012.

Athens Aircraft Upgauge.


The EK105/EK106 Dubai – Athens rotation will switch from Three Class Airbus A330-200 to Three Class Boeing 777-300 operation from 1 September 2012.

Extra Kuwait Rotation.


An additional Dubai – Kuwait rotation was flown by Two Class Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBV as EK3851/EK3852 today.

A6-EDS EK303 Shanghai Delay.


Airbus A380 A6-EDS arrived into Shanghai today as EK302 from Dubai but the return EK303 has been delayed until tomorrow when it will operate as EK303D.

Seattle and Houston 777 Swap.


From 4 March 2012 the EK211/EK212 Dubai – Houston rotation will switch from Boeing 777-200LR to Boeing 777-300ER operation whilst the EK229/EK230 Dubai – Seattle rotation will switch from Boeing 777-300ER to Boeing 777-200LR. Dubai – Seattle is launched on 1 March 2012 and will thus only operate with Boeing 777-300ER for three days.

A6-ERS EK51 Munich Technical Issue.


Airbus A340-300 A6-ERS operating EK51 Dubai – Munich went around at Munich after crew reported loss of a hydraulic system. The aircraft landed around 30 minutes later and was able to operate the return EK52 with a delay of around 3 hours.

A6-EDJ Returns to Service.


Airbus A380 A6-EDJ, under maintenance at Dubai since operating EK762 Johannesburg – Dubai on 23rd January, returned to service today as EK73 Dubai – Paris CDG.

A6-EMW Returns from Colombo.


Boeing 777-31H A6-EMW, / which encountered a technical issue in Colombo on February 14th, positioned Colombo – Dubai today as EK7651.

A6-ECL EK434 Sydney Diversion.


Boeing 777-36NER A6-ECL operating EK434 Dubai – Brisbane – Auckland diverted to Sydney on the Dubai – Brisbane leg due to Brisbane airport being closed due to a Toll Aviation turboprop having a landing incident. Once the airport re-opened the flight departed Sydney for Brisbane making a Dubai – Sydney – Brisbane – Auckland routing.

Amsterdam to get A380.


From August 1 the EK147/EK148 Dubai – Amsterdam rotation will switch to A380 operation.

A6-EMW Colombo Technical Issue.


Boeing 777-31H A6-EMW operated EK652 Dubai – Colombo today however the return EK653 was cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

Dakar and Lagos Flight Cancellations.


The EK797/EK798 Dubai – Dakar and EK781/EK782 Dubai – Lagos rotations did not operate today.

A6-ERN Returns to Dubai.


Airbus A340-300 A6-ERN departed Munich this afternoon operating yesterday’s delayed EK52 Munich – Dubai as EK52D.

A6-ERN EK52 Munich Technical Issue.


Airbus A340-300 A6-ERN operated EK51 Dubai – Munich today however the return EK52 has been postponed until tomorrow.

Emirates Announce Lisbon Service.


Commencing July 9 2012 Emirates will begin daily Boeing 777-200ER service to Lisbon with the following schedule:

EK191 Dubai 0915 – Lisbon 1445
EK192 Lisbon 1755 – Dubai 0435+1.

A6-EGN First Flight.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGN made its first flight from Paine Field today as BOE192. This aircraft will be Emirates’ One Hundredth Boeing 777.