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Monthly Archives: September 2012

A380 A6-EDG Dubai Test Flight.


Emirates A380 A6-EDG operated a Dubai – Dubai flight early this afternoon as EK999.

B777-300ER A6-ECZ Operates Perth Extra.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-ECZ operated an additional Dubai – Perth rotation today as EK3424/EK3425.

B777-300ER A6-ENA Returns from Portland Painting.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-ENA positioned Portland – Paine Field as BOE923 this afternoon following painting.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGY Adelaide Publicity Appearance.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGY positioned Melbourne – Adelaide as EK7404 this morning after arriving into Melbourne as EK404 from Dubai and Singapore. After taking part in a publicity event for the forthcoming Dubai – Adelaide service the aircraft positioned back to Melbourne as EK7405 before operating EK405 to Singapore and Dubai.

B777-300ER A6-ENA Positions for Portland Painting.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-ENA positioned Paine Field – Portland for painting this afternoon as BOE923.

B777-300 A6-EMO Dubai World Central Test Flight.


Emirates Boeing 777-31H A6-EMO operated a Dubai – Dubai test flight this morning as EK999 including several low passes along the runway of the Dubai World Central airport.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-ENA First Flight.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-ENA made its first flight from Paine Field today as BOE923.

Emirates A340-500 A6-ERF Returns from Accra.


Following the technical issue it encountered at Accra on 12th September, Emirates A340-500 A6-ERF positioned Accra – Dubai this morning as EK7766.

A340-500 A6-ERI Accra Rescue Mission.


Following the technical issue encountered by sister A6-ERF yesterday, discount Emirates Airbus A340-500 A6-ERI positioned Dubai – Accra this morning as EK7765 and operated yesterday’s delayed EK788 Accra – Dubai this afternoon as EK788D.

Emirates to Launch Algiers Route.


Emirates today indicated their intention to launch service on the Dubai – Algiers route commencing 1st March 2013 with a daily Three Class A330-200 service.

Flight schedule is as follows:

EK757 Dubai 0845 – Algiers 1330

EK758 Algiers 1535 – Dubai 0055+1.


A340-500 A6-ERI EK787 Accra Technical Issue.


Emirates A340-500 A6-ERF operated the Dubai – Accra sector of EK787 this morning however it was unable to operate the continuation of the flight from Accra – Abidjan. The return EK788 Abidjan – Accra sector has been cancelled whilst the Accra – Dubai sector is listed as delayed overnight.

Emirates B777-200LR A6-EWB Operates Washington Inaugural.


Emirates commenced service on the Dubai – Washington route today with Boeing 777-21HLR A6-EWB operating the inaugural EK231/EK232 rotation.

A330-200 A6-EAM Test/Training Flight.


Emirates A330-200 A6-EAM undertook a Dubai – Dubai flight as EK999 this morning including at least one low pass at Ras Al Khaimah.

A380 A6-EDC Operates Berlin Charter.


Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDC operated Dubai – Berlin Schonefeld this morning as EK3045 and will return tomorrow evening as EK3046.

Emirates Increase Seychelles Services.


Emirates today announced a gradual increase in Dubai – Seychelles services. The current 4 x weekly EK707/EK708 rotation will increase to 5 x weekly from 3rd December 2012 with a new Monday service and then to 5 x weekly from 5th February 2012 with the addition of a new Tuesday service. All flights will be operated by Airbus A340-500s.

Emirates Increase Jeddah Services.


Emirates today announced an increase in service on the Dubai – Jeddah route from 28th October 2012 with the EK801/EK802 rotation increasing from 4 x weekly to daily. This brings services up to 21 per week. All EK801/EK802 services will be operate by Airbus A330-200s until 31st December 2012 when they will upgauged to Boeing 777-300ERs.

B777-300ER A6-EGY Enters Service.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGY entered service this morning operating EK420 Dubai – Perth. The aircraft is confirmed as being in 8F/42J/310Y configuration.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EBP Operates Kuwait Extra.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBP operated an additional Dubai – Kuwait rotation this afternoon as EK3853/EK3854.

B777-300 A6-EMR Milan Malpensa Delay.


Emirates Boeing 777-31H A6-EMR operated EK93 Dubai – Milan Malpensa today however the return EK94 has been delayed by around ten hours. It is not clear whether this is due to a technical or crewing issue.

JetBlue Applies to Operate Further Emirates Codeshares.


JetBlue has applied to the US Department of Transportation to add Emirates EK code to its flights on the following routes:

New York JFK – Barbados
New York JFK – Cancun
New York JFK – Punta Cana
New York JFK – Santiago
New York JFK – Santo Domingo.

Emirates A380 A6-EDE in Sydney Publicity Shoot.


Emirates A380 operated the truncated EK412 Dubai – Sydney (depart Dubai 5th September) arriving into Sydney this morning. The aircraft was then posed with QANTAS A380 VH-OQL for publicity photos prior to operating EK413 Sydney – Dubai.

Emirates/QANTAS Alliance Announcement.


The full press statement of the QANTAS/Emirates partnership announced this morning reads as follows:

Qantas and Emirates today announced a new global aviation partnership that will give their customers a seamless Australian and international network, exclusive frequent flyer benefits and world-class travel experiences. Read more »

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGY Delivered.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGY was delivered today routing Paine Field – Dubai direct as EK777. This brings the Emirates Boeing 777-300ER fleet up to 77 aircraft.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EBM Returns from Dubai Maintenance.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EBM, which has been under maintenance at Dubai since 1st August, returned to service today operating EK308 Dubai – Beijing. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 12F/42J/310Y to 8F/42J/310Y.

A380 A6-EDN Operates Delayed and Truncated EK412.


Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDN operated today’s EK412 Dubai – Sydney – Auckland this evening with a ten hour delay. The decision has been taken to terminated the flight at Sydney so that the Sydney – Dubai leg of tomorrow’s EK413 can operate on time. This is in contrast to the flight on 25th August which was similarly delayed but continued through to Auckland with the return EK413 operating early the next day.

Emirates B777-300ER A6-EGX Enters Service.


Emirates Boeing 777-31HER A6-EGX entered service this morning operating EK751 Dubai – Casablanca. This aircraft is confirmed as being in 8F/42J/310Y configuration without overhead crew rest areas.