Fly by marks Louvre opening

November 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

ABU DHABI, 13 November 2017: Hundreds of visitors attended the official public opening celebrations of the Louvre Abu Dhabi at the weekend.

They were treated to a low fly-by by one of Etihad Airways’  Airbus A380 aircraft.

Sporting the airline’s ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery, the aircraft chosen for the display now also features Louvre Abu Dhabi’s official logo on each of its four engines, to promote the opening of the institution. Read more

Lufthansa upgrades Bangkok service

November 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Lens Lines, Thailand

BANGKOK, 8 November 2017: Lufthansa has introduced  its Airbus A380 on daily flights to Bangkok and reintroduced first class for the first time on the Frankfurt-Bangkok route since the 1980s.

The four-class A380 replaces the Boeing 747-400 for the winter timetable that came into effect 29 October.

The change of gauge gives the airline a 35% increase in seats on the route. Most of the capacity will be filled in the winter season with German tourists fleeing the cold winter for Thailand’s sunny beach resorts. But to build more bookings from Thailand’s resident, the airline will have to raise its game as it faces enormous competition from Emirates and Qatar Airways. Read more

Emirates flies daily to Algiers

November 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

DUBAI, 31 October 2017: Emirates will add an extra flight between Dubai and Algiers, offering daily services from 13 December.

Currently the airline offers six flights a week to the north African city.

The new service will operate every Wednesday with an Emirates Boeing 777-300, in a three-class configuration offering eight seats in first class, 42 in business class and 310 in economy class. Read more

Emirates reaches a ton

October 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Lens Lines, Middle east

DUBAI, 20 October 2017: Already the largest A380s operator, Emirates will take deliver if its 100th A380 aircraft 3 November.

Over 80 million passengers have flown on the superjumbo in the nine years since it first joined Emirates’ fleet.

Today, Emirates flies the A380 to over 45 destinations across Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. Read more

Investigators probe engine blowout

October 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News

PARIS, 2 October 2017: A team of investigators and engineers headed to Canada at the weekend to inspect an Airbus A380 operated by Air France, which was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine explosion.

The double-decker aircraft carrying 496 passengers and 24 crew had taken off from Paris on Saturday bound for Los Angeles and was several hours into the flight when the blowout occurred.

Passengers recounted hearing a loud bang followed by violent shaking, with video and photos posted on social media showing extensive damage to the outer starboard engine. Read more

Emirates to increase Sydney services

September 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

DUBAI, 13 September 2017: Emirates is set to introduce a fourth daily service from Dubai to Sydney, effective 25 March 2018, complementing its existing three daily A380 services.

The new service will use an A380 aircraft and will increase passenger capacity on the route by 6,846 seats a week, inbound and outbound between Sydney and Emirates’ hub in Dubai.

It represents a 7.3% increase in capacity for Emirates’ Australian services. Read more

Colombo’s runway is back

July 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, South Asia

DUBAI, UAE, 21 July 2017: Emirates will deploy an A380 aircraft to make a one-off landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake, 14 August, to mark the completion of runway improvements.

The special flight, operating as EK654 from Dubai, will be the first A380 commercial flight to land in Sri Lanka.

The one-off flight will allow airport executives, VIPs, trade partners and media to enjoy a guided tour of the double-decker aircraft. Read more

Emirates expands A380 flights

May 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

DUBAI, 24 May 2017: Emirates will introduce a second daily A380 service between Dubai and Birmingham, beginning 29 October.

Flight EK39/40, currently operated by a Boeing 777, will now be operated by airline’s A380, adding to the existing daily A380 already operating on the route.

Following the suspension of one of its flights to Birmingham, Emirates has decided to operate the new A380 which has 615 seats. This means that from October, the airline will operate a twice-daily, all-A380 service to the UK Midlands. Read more

Emirates to go all A380 to Melbourne

May 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, Middle east, News

DUBAI, 2 May 2017: Emirates will introduce an all-A380 service from Melbourne when it upgrades its third daily flight from the Australian city, EK408 and EK409, from a Boeing 777-300ER to an A380 service.

The move will add 945 seats per week to the Australian city from 25 March 2018, representing a 10% increase in capacity. This means Emirates customers can enjoy even more seamless “A380 to A380” connections via its hub in Dubai to 18 points in the UK and Europe. Read more

Lufthansa deploys A380 on Bangkok run

March 22, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Thailand

BANGKOK, 22 March 2017: Lufthansa will increase passenger capacity on it Frankfurt- Bangkok route when it introduces the Airbus A380 effective 29 October.

The switch from a Boeing 747-400 to the Airbus A380 will increase seat capacity by 35% across four class cabins; first, business, premium economy, and economy.

Thailand continues to be a strong leisure destination for Lufthansa especially during the winter schedule, October through to March. Read more

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