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Where art thou, Emirates A380 in Melbourne?

Emirates A380 A6-EDJ makes a late adjustment on approach to Heathrow. Photograph: AirSpace user Eclipse Now that Virgin Australia’s re-branding is complete, there seems to be no question bigger on some minds than when Emirates will extend to Melbourne the honour it has given to Sydney by deploying the world’s largest aircraft, the Airbus A380.The […]

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What Australian aviation might look like when Emirates operates 100 Oz flights a week

As if Emirates’ announcement of a US$1.6b annual profit amidst erupting volcanoes and other natural disasters was not an impressive enough figure, the carrier is tooting a future ambition to increase its weekly Australian flights from the present 63–70 come October–to over 100. It is a not-so-subtle reminder to this region’s airlines to re-evaluate their […]

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Photo of Note: Emirates A380 flyover at Melbourne

Aviation fans in Melbourne (or watching Melbourne on TV) yesterday were graced with wall-to-wall visuals of the Emirates logo for Cup Day. The real treat though came in the afternoon when Emirates A380 A6-EDA tracked over from Sydney as EK5388 to conduct a flyover of Flemington Racecourse at 1100 feet (see flightpath), which Flickr user […]

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Emirates’ Shunting of A345 from Oz Good for Biz Class, Not Economy

Sunset for Emirates’ A340-500s in Oz: B777s, with lie-flat biz beds, to replace A340-500s by next yearLast week was a good week for economy class travelers with Air New Zealand’s announcement of lie-flat seats in economy seats.Economy passengers haven’t fared so well this week. Emirates will pull all A340-500 aircraft off Australian and Tasman routes […]

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Emirates A380 to MEL by April (Updated)

Taken by AirSpace user dream An otherwise mundane statement by the University of Melbourne announcing a new travel agreement with Emirates breaks the news Emirates will–finally–send the A380 to Melbourne (emphasis added): Emirates spokesperson Stephen Holl said that the airline operatesthree daily flights ex Melbourne to Dubai using their Airbus A340-500and Boeing 777-300 aircraft with […]

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