Q4 2012 380 DEP in MEL:
EK406 (to AKL) 8:10am
SQ238 (to SIN) 11:0am
QF93 (to LAX) 11:20am
QF9 (to SIN & LHR) 5:00pm
EK407 (to DXB) 10:55pm
* assuming SQ resume the same schedule, highly likely they'd change it to SQ228 (4:50pm departure) - which is what it originally started on and is the flight that connects with the midnight European departure bank in SIN.
byronicle6 From Australia, joined Oct 2011, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6925 times:
Not surprising that MEL is getting the 380, although must say i am surprised its EK406/407 they have chosen to upgrade which continues to AKL. Will also be interested to see how AKL copes, and will be good to see 2x EK380's at gate 15&16 at the new international pier in AKL at the same time!
They have already entered it into their booking systems. Looks like it starts1st October 2012. When it was "announced" last time I don't think it was entered into their website, so it looks like this is it
IndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 3150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6507 times:
Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 10): They have already entered it into their booking systems. Looks like it starts1st October 2012. When it was "announced" last time I don't think it was entered into their website, so it looks like this is it
I just checked and it has indeed been entered, which is a great sign.
NZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6558 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6298 times:
Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 3): although must say i am surprised its EK406/407 they have chosen to upgrade which continues to AKL.
Why so surprised? It's the most popular (usage wise) of all MEL flights (just like EK412/3 is for SYD and 434/5 is for BNE). And also, why not go for a bit more revenue by throwing it on the MEL-AKL route when you know that there'll always be demand for the route?
tullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1703 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5177 times:
EK406/407 is not surprising at all. It is the only of the 3 MEL flights that is non-stop to DXB. The other two go via SIN and KUL. The KUL service departs at 3AM so it is the least likely and will probably never have sufficient demand to justify the A380.
tayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3679 times:
Quoting tullamarine (Reply 13): In its new configuration, how many A380s can MEL T2 handle simultaneously?
2 gates in the original sat terminal that were upgraded when QF said they'll fly to LAX. And the new infield sat has 3 380 capable gates - which could also fit 6 737/320s (VA/NZ/JQ TT services) should the need arise etc.