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Monthly Archives: March 2012

A6-EMK Returns from Mumbai.


Mumbai technical issue aircraft Boeing 777-21HER A6-EMK operated yesterday’s delayed EK503 Mumbai – Dubai this morning as EK503D.

A6-EWG EK763 Gabarone Diversion.


Boeing 777-21HLR A6-EWG operating EK763 Dubai – Johannesburg diverted via Gabarone today due to weather at Johannesburg.

A6-ERM Operates Inaugural EK137 Dubai – Venice.


The inaugural EK137/EK138 Dubai – Venice rotation was operated by Airbus A340-300 A6-ERM today. Coincidentally this aircraft operated the final EK137/EK138 Dubai – St Petersburg rotation yesterday.

New Flight Numbers for St Peterburg.


Flight numbers for the Dubai – St Petersburg rotation changed from EK137/EK138 to EK175/EK176 today. The initial EK175/EK176 rotation was operated by Airbus A340-300 A6-ERT.

First Direct Entebbe and Addis Ababa Services.


From today direct services from Dubai to Entebbe and Addis Ababa commenced replacing the previous Dubai -Addis Ababa – Entebbe routing.

Airbus A330-200 A6-EKU operated the inaugural EK129/EK130 Dubai – Entebbe rotation.

Dubai – Addis Ababa retains the existing EK723/EK724 flight numbers and the initial terminating otation was operated today by Airbus A330-200 A6-EKQ.

A6-EKV Al Ain Flight.


Airbus A330-200 A6-EKV operated Dubai – Al Ain today as EK999 including several low passes over Al Ain Airport. The aircraft later returned to Dubai still using EK999 as its callsign.

A6-EGO Enters Service.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGO entered service today as EK432 Dubai – Singapore – Brisbane. The aircraft is configured 8F/42J/310Y without an overhead crew rest area.

A6-EGO Delivered.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGO departed Paine Field on delivery to Dubai today as EK777. This aircraft wears 1, sales 000th 7777 titles on the rear fuselage.

A6-ERN Dubai Test Flight.


Airbus A340-300 A6-ERN, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 19th February, was test flown Dubai – Dubai this morning as EK999.

A6-EMK Mumbai Technical Issue.


Boeing 777-21HER A6-EMK operated EK502 Dubai – Mumbai today however the return EK503 has been delayed until tomorrow indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

A6-EAP Operates Delayed Basra Rotation.


Airbus A330-200 A6-EAP operated yesterday’s delayed EK945/EK946 Dubai – Basra rotation today as EK945D/EK946D.

A6-EAO Returns from Mumbai.


Following its technical issue at Mumbai on 17th March Airbus A330-200 A6-EAO positioned Mumbai – Dubai this evening as EK7405.

EK945 Basra Delay.


Today’s EK945/EK946 Dubai – Basra rotation has been delayed until tomorrow.

A6-EBO Mumbai Rescue.


Following the overnight delay to yesterday’s  EK507 Mumbai – Dubai due to a technical issue encountered by Airbus A330-200 A6-EAO, /Boeing 777-36NER A6-EBO positioned Dubai – Mumbai this morning as EK7404 in order to collect yesterday’s passengers. The aircraft then operated Mumbai – Dubai as EK507D.

Doha Flight Cancellation.


The EK843/EK844 Dubai – Doha rotation did not operate today.

A6-EAO Mumbai Technical Issue.


Airbus A330-200 A6-EAO operated EK506 Dubai – Mumbai today however the return EK507 has been delayed until tomorrow indicating a technical problem with the aircraft.

A6-EAQ Al Ain Flight.


Airbus A330-200 A6-EAQ positioned Dubai – Al Ain this morning as EK999 returning shortly afterwards using the same flight number.

Emirates Announce Dubai – Washington Service.


Emirates today announced the commencement of a new Dubai – Washington service to commence on 12th Semtember 2012. Timings are:

EK231 Dubai 0220 – Washington 0850
EK232 Washington 1055 – Dubai 0800+1.

Flights will be operated by three class Boeing 777-300ERs with Suites.

Third Rome Service from October.


Emirates today announced the commencement of a third daily Dubai – Rome Fiumicino rotation to commence on 1st October 2012. Timings are:

EK99 Dubai 0315 – Rome Fiumicino 0655
EK100 Rome Fiumicino 1040 – Dubai 1910.

Flights will be operated by three class Airbus A330-200s.

Emirates Goes Public in A380 Wing Root Crack Spat.


Emirates has gone public today in a demand for £57 Million compensation over lost earnings due to the need to remove A380s from service to check for hairline wing root cracks. Airbus have responded that the matter is covered via their normal new aircraft warranty provisions.

A6-EBQ Operates Delayed EK85/EK86.


Yesterday’s EK85/EK86 Dubai – Zurich rotation was operated by Boeing 777-36NER A6-EBQ around 15 hours late today as EK85D/EK86D.

A6-EGO First Flight.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGO made its first flight from Paine Field today as BOE193. This is the 1, /best 000th Boeing 777 and wears appropriate markings on the rear fuselage.

A6-EGH Operates Inaugural Dubai – Seattle EK229.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGH operated today’s inaugural EK229/EK230 Dubai – Seattle rotation.

A6-EWH Los Angeles Technical Issue.


Boeing 777-21HLR A6-EWH arrived into Los Angeles today as EK215 from Dubai however the return EK216 has been delayed until tomorrow when it will operate as EK216D.

A6-EBV Returns from Manchester.


Following yesterday’s technical issue Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBV operated last night’s delayed EK20 Manchester – Dubai as EK20D late this morning.

A6-EAL Dubai Test Flight.


Airbus A330-200 A6-EAL, / which has been in storage at Dubai since 21 December 2011, undertook a Dubai – Dubai test flight today as EK999.