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Showing posts with label A380. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A380. Show all posts

Friday, September 27, 2013

► RÉUNION: Air Austral's Ewa Airlines due to launch from October 29 as A380 talks go on (and on).

Air Austral
Réunion-based airline, Air Austral (UU), has set October 29 as the launch date for its new regional startup, Ewa Airlines, which will serve the Indian Ocean region as well as Mozambique and Tanzania with an ATR72-500.

Friday, August 2, 2013

► RÉUNION: Air Austral concedes that any A380 delivery would not be in an all-economy configuration.

Air Austral
La Réunion-based carrier Air Austral (UU) CEO Marie-Joesph Malé says his carrier will not take delivery of the A380 in an all-economy lay out citing the threat to its premium traffic such a layout would present to the airline's overall viability.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

► SOUTH AFRICA: British Airways starts A380 service to Johannesburg from February 2014.

British AirwaysBritish Airways (BA) will, starting 12 February 2014, begin introducing the Airbus A380 aircraft on its London Heathrow – Johannesburg route, where it’ll operate 3 times a week, replacing the Boeing 747-400. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

► MAURITIUS: Emirates to deploy A380 to Mauritius from mid December.

Emirates
After the successful one-off operation of the jet to Mauritius earlier in the year, Emirates (EK), will from 16DEC13, introduce the Airbus A380 into service between Dubai and Mauritius route, where it’ll operate 1 of the 2 daily flights, replacing the current Boeing 777-300. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

► ZIMBABWE: An A380 for Air Zimbabwe?

Air ZimbabweIn what could be described as the African aviation news story of the year, (that is, if it is proven to be true), Air Zimbabwe (UM) has now announced that it is in talks with undisclosed firms regarding the possible acquisition of an Airbus A380 for use on its pending resumption of flights to London Gatwick.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

► COTE D'IVOIRE: Air France to deploy A380 on Abidjan flights from late 2014?

Air France logoAir France (AF) is considering deploying its Airbus A380-800 onto its Paris CDG - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire route from September 2014 onwards, press reports out of the Ivorian capital claim. Should the move come into being, it would be Air France's second A380 destination in Africa after Johannesburg, South Africa.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

► MAURITIUS: (Pics) Emirates A380 lands in Mauritius to mark Independence Day.

Emirates
Emirates (EK) today operated a one-off service of its flagship Airbus A380 to Mauritius on the occasion of the island’s 45th anniversary of independence. Flight EK701 from Dubai touched down at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport at approximately 09h40L.

Monday, January 14, 2013

► MAURITIUS: Emirates to operate one off A380 flight on 12 March.

Emirates
Emirates (EK) today announced it will operate a one-off Airbus A380 service to Port Louis, Mauritius on 12 March to mark the occasion of the 45th Anniversary of Mauritius' independence from Britain.


Monday, September 24, 2012

► RÉUNION: Air Austral boss Malé gives carrier 3 months max to come up with A380 decision.

Air Austral
Réunion-based French carrier, Air Austral (UU), is reportedly still in negotiations with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus SAS over a possible deal involving two A380s, albeit, not for the 840-All-Economy-Seaters that were envisaged by previous boss and company founder, Gérard Ethève, prior to his departure from the carrier in April this year.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

► SOUTH AFRICA: Emirates cancels intended A380 service return to Johannesburg.

Emirates
As a result of the introduction of a new A380 service to Singapore on a regular basis, the planned A380 service resumption on Dubai – Johannesburg EK761/762 from 01 December 2012, is cancelled. Consequently, Dubai - Johannesburg's service will remain unchanged henceforth (see below).

Emirates A380
Emirates Airbus A380 (Emirates)

Emirates: Dubai, UAE - Johannesburg, South Africa
- Effective 28 October 2012 and onwards until further notice

Friday, June 22, 2012

► SOUTH AFRICA: Emirates again postpones A380's return to Johannesburg over wing crack concerns.

Emirates
[UPDATE 30 AUGUST 2012] Emirates (EK), the Dubai based megacarrier, reports that repairs to the wings of its fleet of Airbus A380s is likely to cost at least USD$100million and will have far reaching consequences on its operations in the months to come.

Amongst the routes affected include Dubai - Johannesburg, South Africa, originally scheduled to have its A380 service restarted from 1 October onwards, but due to the aforementioned problems, will now only receive them from 1 December 2012.

Emirates A380
Emirates Airbus A380 (Emirates)
Emirates: Dubai, UAE - Johannesburg, South Africa

  • EK761 DXB0440 – 1050JNB 77W D
  • EK763 DXB1015 – 1625JNB 77W D
  • EK765 DXB1440 – 2050JNB 77W D

  • EK762 JNB1400 – 0010+1DXB 77W D
  • EK764 JNB1915 – 0515+1DXB 77W D
  • EK766 JNB2220 – 0820+1DXB 77W D
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The cracks issue, discovered earlier this year, resulted from the use of a material known as '7449' that was used in A380 wing rib feet construction. The European Aviation Safety Agency issued an airworthiness directive, extended to all in-service A380s, ordering mandatory inspections of the wing ribs.

►[UPDATE 30 AUGUST 2012] See this post: ► SOUTH AFRICA: Emirates cancels intended A380 service return to Johannesburg.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

► SOUTH AFRICA: Emirates adds A380 to Johannesburg for duration of June.

Emirates
Emirates (EK) has issued a slightly revised June schedule for its Dubai - Johannesburg, South Africa service.

From 11 June to 24 June 2012 and again on 30 June, EK761 & EK762 will be operated with an Airbus A380, instead of the planned Boeing 777-300ER.

Emirates' A380 in Johannesburg (Bianca Renz)
  
 Emirates: Dubai - Johannesburg, South Africa
  • EK761 DXB0440 – 1050JNB 388 D
  • EK763 DXB1015 – 1625JNB 77W D
  • EK765 DXB1440 – 2050JNB 77W D
  • EK762 JNB1410 – 0010+1DXB 388 D
  • EK764 JNB1915 – 0515+1DXB 77W D
  • EK766 JNB2220 – 0820+1DXB 77W D
As previously reported, the A380 remains on schedule to operate a regular daily service from 1 October 2012.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

► SOUTH AFRICA: Emirates delays A380 service to Joburg; reduces Cape Town.

Emirates
Emirates Airlines (EK) has announced the postponement of the resumption of its A380 service from Dubai to Johannesburg originally reported to start 11 June 2012, to 1 October 2012.

Dubai – Johannesburg EK761/762 Planned A380 service resumption now postponed till 01OCT12, instead of 11JUN12"

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Emirates 777
Emirates 777 at Cape Town (© Jacobus Saayman)
Additionally, Emirates has announced the reduction in frequency of its Dubai - Cape Town service between 1 September and 30 November 2012 , presently operating 2x daily.

Emirates: Dubai - Cape Town

- Valid 1 Sept - 30 Nov 2012
  • EK770 DXB0850 – 1625CPT 77W D
  • EK771 CPT1810 – 0525+1DXB 77W D

Read More Here [Airline Route]