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EK: Any New A380 Routes/frequencies Announced?  
User currently onlinemozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2190 posts, RR: 13
Posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 12820 times:

Just wanted to hear whether EK has already announced where it will deploy more A380s, either first time on a route or by replacing an existing frequency currently flown by another aircraft type.

I am only aware of all LHR flights going to A380 and the second daily CDG flight going from 77W to A380.

Any other announcements (in other words: no "I so much wish that xxx would see the A380", or "xxx could really need one, planes are always full", or "there has been talk of", etc) ?

33 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlinesantos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 12793 times:

Latest updates i read online are:

LHR
EK029/030 will be operated by the A380 from the 10th December 2012, making 5 daily A380's to LHR

CDG
Second daily Airbus A380, operating as EK075/076 from the 1st January 2013

DME
A380 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER on EK flight 131/132, one of its two daily flights, from the 1st December 2012

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/emira...e-a380-on-moscow-route-464686.html

[Edited 2012-09-30 06:35:20]

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 12767 times:

http://www.emirates.com/au/english/f...dule/emirates_flight_schedule.aspx

It has most of the A380 routes and frequencies (but I see it is missing the second CDG frequency that I believe is coming), but it does mention some that are coming as well.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineMalayil From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 12279 times:

1st of October they are starting the direct DXB-MEL-AKL flight as A380. Also 1st of December sees one of the DXB-SIN flights become an A380. Finally 1st of Jan sees the other DXB-JFK flight upgrade as well.

User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1782 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11907 times:

Is AMS an A380 already?? I think i read time ago that they were announced as well.

What about JNB?? when is it going back to A380?


User currently offlineMalayil From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11848 times:

Quoting migair54 (Reply 4):
Is AMS an A380 already?? I think i read time ago that they were announced as well.

What about JNB?? when is it going back to A380?

AMS is a daily A380 flight. JNB has been permanently suspended, there was talk of reinstating it in December but they decided to put that A380 to SIN instead.


User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4669 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 11175 times:

This Airline is truly the juggernaut of the industry these days, they seem truly unstoppable.


I hope I get the chance to fly on them someday.



The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
User currently offlineskinny From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 11096 times:

Lets hope BHX gets an A380 sometime soon or at least a third daily service.

User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2893 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10759 times:

Quoting skinny (Reply 7):

BHX does not seem to have that much of a premium demand as both the daily 777s that are the high capacity dual class 400 plus seater variety,

A third flight is however likely on a330or 777

Karan


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4980 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 10117 times:

Quoting Malayil (Reply 3):

1st of October they are starting the direct DXB-MEL-AKL flight as A380. Also 1st of December sees one of the DXB-SIN flights become an A380. Finally 1st of Jan sees the other DXB-JFK flight upgrade as well.


One of the SIN flights has been upgraded from a B77W to 380 for 2 weeks...

EK413



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User currently offlineklaxairport From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9960 times:

We want LAX!!!! Who's next to LAX with their A380?

Cheers,
KLAXAirport   


User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13271 posts, RR: 100
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 9942 times:
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Quoting klaxairport (Reply 11):
We want LAX!!!! Who's next to LAX with their A380?

For EK, the current A380s, with EK's cabin fittings, need a bit more range. The mid-2013 A388s will have that range. This is due to a 'wing twist' that improves cruise fuel burn and a MTOW increase. So patience... I do not expect an EK A380 at LAX before then.

Heck, due to the A380 wing crack issue, EK had to pull 777s off routes to replace A380s. LAX lost one of its daily flights to free up several 777s. That implies that LAX isn't the first route for expansion. However, in 2013, instead of a reinstated 2nd flight, I expect an upgauge to the A380.

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9879 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 10):
One of the SIN flights has been upgraded from a B77W to A380 for 2 weeks...


Which flight is that? I have not been able to spot an EK A380 here yet.



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User currently offlinetullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1601 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9775 times:

DXB-MEL-AKL starts today replacing one of the 3 777 services to MEL each day. I'd expect SYD to grow to 2 daily A380s from EK within a year.

This means MEL now has 5 A380 services each day, 2 QF, 2 SQ and 1 EK.



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User currently offline9vswr From Singapore, joined Jun 2008, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9718 times:

Quoting Asiaflyer (Reply 13):

EK354/355. It's definitely been around (since 08SEP) and is usually towed to the West (SATS) Cargo Apron during its long layover in SIN. The flight has been reverted to a 77W as of 22SEP.


User currently offlinezbbylw From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1986 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9592 times:

Quoting Max Q (Reply 6):
I hope I get the chance to fly on them someday.

Perhaps you will one day. By the looks of things at their current rate of expansion there may not be many choices left in the future!



Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineBen175 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7756 times:

PER will see the EK A380 sometime in 2013 when Gate 1 is fully converted. EK has told the airport itself to get its sh*t together!

User currently offlinesmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7678 times:

What is the break down in EKA380 Configurations. I know there is a high and low configuration, but how many aircraft in each fleet?

Are all flights staffed with the two shower attendants still? Where do they sit for takeoff and landing, jumpseat or passenger seat?

Quoting tullamarine (Reply 13):
This means MEL now has 5 A380 services each day, 2 QF, 2 SQ and 1 EK.

Not to mention soon MH too! Talk about punching abover our weight!


User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6613 times:

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 17):
What is the break down in EKA380 Configurations. I know there is a high and low configuration, but how many aircraft in each fleet?

Are all flights staffed with the two shower attendants still? Where do they sit for takeoff and landing, jumpseat or passenger seat?

I thought there were only two configs: one with crew rest in the rear economy cabin and one without (the latter for shorter legs).

As the lower deck is already all economy, the only way they can increase capacity is to encroach on the premium cabin upstairs.

Maybe for some routes a J + Y only config could be adopted?



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User currently offlineGEsubsea From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6295 times:

Now that IAH has LH on daily A388 service, when might EK up guage the route from the current 77LR to its own daily A388? Ramp space at IAH will continue to be problematic at T-D as TK will be beginning service next spring along with possibly further additions like NZ as well as a rumored new Asian Star Alliance partner (maybe ANA, Air China, or Asiana) beginning service middle part of next year as well. If you recall IAH was 2x daily before the 2nd flight was pulled to start DFW. The only thing that would create a problem is the need for a 2nd compatible gate like at D-4 (where SG parks now).

User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5952 times:

wasnt ZRH also supposed to get the A380 at some point?

User currently offlineCaliAtenza From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5943 times:

any upgauge planned for LAX? Or does the 380 not have the range for that?

User currently offlineAuchmithie From UK - England, joined Sep 2010, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5866 times:

Two new machines delivered today: A6-EDX and A6-EDY.

Not sure of configurations but the rest of the fleet is as follows:

14F/76J/399Y
A6-EDA/EDB/EDC/EDD/EDE/EDM/EDN/EDO/EDP

14F/76J/427Y
A6-EDF/EDG/EDH/EDI/EDJ/EDK/EDL/EDQ/EDR/EDS/EDT/EDU/EDV/EDW


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4980 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5671 times:

Quoting skinny (Reply 7):

Lets hope BHX gets an A380 sometime soon or at least a third daily service.

I know EK operated an A380 as a promo flight but I doubt BHX could handle the A380 on a daily basis with the current runway and taxiway configuration... Probably with the current runway extension work the runway & taxiway will be widen...

Quoting klaxairport (Reply 10):
We want LAX!!!! Who's next to LAX with their A380?

If I am not mistaken I believe TG but don't quote me...

Quoting smi0006 (Reply 17):
Are all flights staffed with the two shower attendants still? Where do they sit for takeoff and landing, jumpseat or passenger seat?

Do all F/C passengers receive a sponge bath 

EK413



Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineCaliAtenza From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5558 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 23):

As far as I have seen TG will be flying the 777-300ER to LAX


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4980 posts, RR: 4
Reply 25, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5598 times:

Quoting CaliAtenza (Reply 24):
Quoting EK413 (Reply 23):

As far as I have seen TG will be flying the 777-300ER to LAX

Isn't LAX served by a B772ER...? I'm only assuming there will be an upgrade in the pipeline once the NEW B77Ws arrive...?

EK413



Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineimiakhtar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 26, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5574 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 23):
I doubt BHX could handle the A380 on a daily basis with the current runway and taxiway configuration

Runways are not an issue. Runway 15 offers 2575m and Runway 33 2600m. EK manages to get the 77W out of there without restriction on most days and I don't see how an A380 would struggle. Taxiways A and B however don't leave much room for manoeuvre.


User currently offlineboysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 944 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (2 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

I would have thought that LGW must come soon. With 5 A388's to LHR by the end of the year they cannot further expand capacity to London in 2013/4 any other way.

User currently offlineShudu From South Africa, joined Sep 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

Quoting Malayil (Reply 5):
JNB has been permanently suspended, there was talk of reinstating it in December but they decided to put that A380 to SIN instead

I was dissapointed when the A380 service for JNB was sent to Singapore instead, but had no idea that JNB has been permanently suspended. EK still advertises in Johannesburg as a A380 destination. I think we could see it return as more A380's are delivered, probably in the first quarter of 2013.
In my opinion, I think EK763/764 should receive the A380 over EK761/762. I've done that flight a few times and its always full.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4980 posts, RR: 4
Reply 29, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

Quoting imiakhtar (Reply 26):
Taxiways A and B however don't leave much room for manoeuvre.

I meant the taxiways... Sorry... I'm well aware the A380 utilizes 20% less than a B747 
Quoting boysteve (Reply 27):
With 5 A388's to LHR by the end of the year they cannot further expand capacity to London in 2013/4 any other way.

That's when the QF Alliance takes affect... Wouldn't surprise me if QF reinstate the 2 services in 2016...

EK413



Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3488 posts, RR: 6
Reply 30, posted (2 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4173 times:

Could CAI or CMN be among the next A380 destinations ?

User currently offlineboysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 944 posts, RR: 0
Reply 31, posted (2 years 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3986 times:

Whatabout CMB? The Sri Lankan economy is growing at 8% year on year.

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4980 posts, RR: 4
Reply 32, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

EK have began serving AKL with double daily A380s... The service operates DXB-MEL-AKL...

EK413



Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineEK-A380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 33, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

I wonder if Pakistan will see the A380 and also in general what developments they have planned for Pakistan?

New frequencies?

New airports/destinations?


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