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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Emirates A330-200 A6-EAQ Dubai World Centre Test.


Emirates Airbus A330-200 A6-EAQ operated a Dubai – Dubai test flight as EK999 this morning operating several passes in either direction along the length of the runway of the Dubai World Centre Airport.

B777-200LR A6-EWB EK221 Oklahoma Diversion.


Emirates Boeing 777-21HLR A6-EWB operating EK221 Dubai – Dallas-Fort Worth diverted via Oklahoma today due to weather at Dallas.

B777-300ER A6-EGR On Delivery.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGR departed Paine Field on delivery direct to Dubai as EK777 this afternoon. This delivery brings the Boeing 777-300ER fleet up to 70 aircraft.

Emirates Temporary Cape Town Reduction.


Emirates today announced that the EK772/EK772 Dubai – Cape Town service will be withdrawn from 1st September 2012 with the service re-commencing on 1st December 2012. The EK770/EK771 rotation will continue to operate throughout the year.

Emirates Los Angeles Service Reduction.


Emirates today removed the EK219/EK218 Dubai – Los Angeles Boeing 777-300ER service from its schedules after August 1st. The EK217/EK216 rotation will continue to operate.

A330-200 A6-EKU Returns from Sana’a.


Following its technical issue on 23rd May Emirates Airbus A330-200 A6-EKU operated the delayed EK962 Sana’a – Dubai of 23rd May this evening as EK962D.

Emirates Opens Istanbul Lounge.


Emirates ┬átoday opened a new dedicated lounge for First and Business Class passengers at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. ┬áThe 520 square metre facility is the 30th dedicated lounge on the Emirates network.

23/05/12 Emirates Flight Cancellations.


The EK747/EK748 Dubai – Tunis rotation did not operate today.

Emirates A330-200 A6-EAJ Returns from Harare.


Emirates Airbus A330-200 A6-EAJ, which encountered a technical issue at Harare on 21st May, positioned Harare – Dubai in the early hours of this morning as EK7766.

B777-300ER A6-EBX Jakarta Delay.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBX operated into Jakarta late last night as EK358 from Dubai however its scheduled return in the early hours as EK359 was delayed until late in the afternoon when it operated as EK359D. It is not clear whether the delay was caused by technical or crewing issues.

22/05/12 Emirates Flight Cancellations.


The EK941/EK942 Dubai – Baghdad rotation did not operate again today.

Emirates A330-200 A6-EAJ Harare Technical Issue.


Airbus Airbus A330-200 A6-EAJ arrived into Harare today as EK713 from Dubai and Lusaka however the return EK714 has been cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

B777-300ER A6-EGR First Flight.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGR made its first flight from Paine Field today as BOE196.

21/05/12 Emirates Flight Cancellations.


The following flight rotations did not operate today:

EK600/EK601 Dubai – Karachi

EK721/EK722 Dubai – Nairobi

EK941/EK942 Dubai – Baghdad.

A340-300 EK135 Esenboga Medical Diversion.


Emirates Airbus A340-300 A6-ERM operating EK135 Dubai – Venice diverted via Esenboga, Turkey today due to a medical emergency on board.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGQ Enters Service.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGQ entered service today operating the EK161/EK162 Dubai – Dublin rotation. The aircraft is in 8F/42J/310Y configuration without overhead crew rest areas.

Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGQ Delivered.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGQ departed Paine Field today on delivery to Dubai as EK777. This aircraft takes the Boeing 777-300ER fleet up to 69 aircraft.

16/05/12 Emirates Flight Cancellations.


The EK721/EK722 Dubai – Nairobi rotation did not operate today.

15/02/12 Flight Cancellations.


The EK747/EK748 Dubai – Tunis rotation did not operate today.

14/05/12 Emirates Flight Cancellations.


The EK781/EK782 Dubai – Lagos rotation did not operate today.

A6-EBV Returns from Manila.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBV, which encountered a technical issue at Manila on 10th May, returned today operating EK335 Manila – Dubai.

As a result sister A6-EBP, which operated yesterday’s EK334 Dubai – Manila and would normally have returned as EK335, instead positioned Manila – Dubai empty as EK7373.

13/05/12 Emirates Flight Cancellation.


The EK586/EK587 Dubai – Dhaka rotation did not operate today.

A380 A6-EEB First Flight.


Airbus A380 A6-EEB made its first flight today positioning from Toulouse to Finkenwerder for cabin fit out.

A330-200 A6-EKZ Operates Dubai – Dubai Test.


Emirates Airbus A330-200 A6-EKZ operated Dubai – Dubai as EK999 early this afternoon including several low level passes along the runway of the new Dubai World Centre Airport.

B777-300ER A6-EGP Enters Service.


Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGP entered service today operating the EK59/EK60 Dubai – Hamburg rotation. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 8F/42J/310Y configuration without overhead crew rest areas.

B777-300ER A6-EBF Manila Rescue Mission.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBF positioned Dubai – Manila late tonight as EK7372 and will operate today’s EK333 Manila – Dubai tomorrow as EK333D.

The delay to EK333 was caused by a technical issue encountered in Manila by sister aircraft A6-EBV.