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Old August 2nd, 2016, 11:05 PM   #2421
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Indications are that Dubai - UK bookings which accounted for around 10% of gross longhaul traffic are down since Brexit and Dubai - China traffic has stalled at least. That was around 12% of longhaul traffic.

EK may have problems filling the gaps and may well stop growing in 2017.
What was 12%? China? UK to/from China? or UK + China?
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Emirates flight # EK 521 from Trivandrum, India to Dubai crash-landed today at Dubai Airport at around 12:44 PM. There were 282 pax and 18 crew on-board. Though the aircraft has been barbecued, everyone seems to have gotten out on time and have been safely evacuated (confirmed by Emirates).
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 03:35 PM   #2423
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Emirates plane crash-lands at Dubai airport, all passengers evacuated

Posted 03 Aug 2016 17:20 Updated 03 Aug 2016 20:11

DUBAI: An Emirates plane with 300 people on board crash-landed on Wednesday (Aug 3) at Dubai airport but all the passengers were evacuated safely.

Flight EK521 was flying from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India, to Dubai, where it had to make an emergency landing.

Videos purportedly of the incident showed a tower of flame bursting from the front of the aircraft, and then a thick black plume of smoke rising into the sky.

Photographs of the incident posted on social media showed a plane lying crumpled on its belly on the tarmac with black smoke pouring from its upper section.

A spokesperson for operator Dubai Airports said all passengers and crew had been safely evacuated and the emergency services were managing the situation. Emirates also confirmed all passengers and crew were accounted for and safe.

A man waiting for relatives who were on the flight said he had spoken to them by phone. "They said they're safe and alright, but that they felt a great panic as the plane was on fire. I'll be comfortable when I see they are safe."

Another man said his family had also told him they were OK and there had been a problem with the landing gear.

ARRIVALS, DEPARTURES SUSPENDED

Dubai airport, the world's busiest in terms of international passengers, was shut down until further notice and an update on the status of operations at the airport would be issued at 5pm (1300 GMT).

"All operations (arrivals and departures) at (Dubai International) DXB have been suspended until further notice following the incident involving flight EK521," Dubai Airports said on Twitter.

The live arrivals page on Dubai Airports' website showed that no flights had arrived or landed at any of the airport's three terminals since about the time of the incident at 0845 GMT.

Emirates initially said there had been 275 passengers and crew aboard the plane, a Boeing 777-300. It later confirmed there were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board.

In its media statement posted on Facebook, Emirates said: "We are in the process of opening our customer assistance line and will share these details soon but at this stage we have no further information on what may have caused the accident. Our priority remains with the passengers and crew involved.

"We are expecting a 4-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels."

Planemaker Boeing said in a statement it was monitoring the situation in Dubai and it would be working with Emirates to gather more information.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

According to air traffic control recordings cited by Aviation Herald, a respected independent website specialising in information on air accidents, controllers at Dubai had reminded the crew of the Boeing 777 to lower the landing gear as it came into approach.

Shortly afterwards, the crew announced they were aborting the landing to "go around," a routine procedure for which pilots are well trained, but the aircraft came to rest near the end of the runway instead, Aviation Herald reported.

There was no immediate confirmation on whether the landing gear was extended when the aircraft touched the ground.

The accident comes almost four months after a plane belonging to Dubai's other carrier, flydubai, crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in southern Russia, killing all 61 people onboard.

On Jul 26, an Emirates Boeing 777-300 aircraft heading to the Maldives made an emergency landing in Mumbai because of a "technical fault".

Dubai International is the world's largest hub in terms of international passengers, and is the base for Emirates, from where it serves more than 153 destinations.

Emirates, Qatar Airways and Abu Dhabi's Etihad have seized a significant portion of transcontinental travel, capitalising on the geographic locations of their Gulf hubs.

Emirates is the largest single operator of the Boeing 777, as well as the Airbus A380 superjumbo, and has expanded its fleet to 250 aircraft last year.

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 04:26 PM   #2424
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What was 12%? China? UK to/from China? or UK + China?

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Old August 3rd, 2016, 06:54 PM   #2425
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http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...html?cid=fbcna

Emirates plane crash-lands at Dubai airport, all passengers evacuated

Posted 03 Aug 2016 17:20 Updated 03 Aug 2016 20:11

DUBAI: An Emirates plane with 300 people on board crash-landed on Wednesday (Aug 3) at Dubai airport but all the passengers were evacuated safely.

Flight EK521 was flying from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India, to Dubai, where it had to make an emergency landing.

Videos purportedly of the incident showed a tower of flame bursting from the front of the aircraft, and then a thick black plume of smoke rising into the sky.

Photographs of the incident posted on social media showed a plane lying crumpled on its belly on the tarmac with black smoke pouring from its upper section.

A spokesperson for operator Dubai Airports said all passengers and crew had been safely evacuated and the emergency services were managing the situation. Emirates also confirmed all passengers and crew were accounted for and safe.

A man waiting for relatives who were on the flight said he had spoken to them by phone. "They said they're safe and alright, but that they felt a great panic as the plane was on fire. I'll be comfortable when I see they are safe."

Another man said his family had also told him they were OK and there had been a problem with the landing gear.

ARRIVALS, DEPARTURES SUSPENDED

Dubai airport, the world's busiest in terms of international passengers, was shut down until further notice and an update on the status of operations at the airport would be issued at 5pm (1300 GMT).

"All operations (arrivals and departures) at (Dubai International) DXB have been suspended until further notice following the incident involving flight EK521," Dubai Airports said on Twitter.

The live arrivals page on Dubai Airports' website showed that no flights had arrived or landed at any of the airport's three terminals since about the time of the incident at 0845 GMT.

Emirates initially said there had been 275 passengers and crew aboard the plane, a Boeing 777-300. It later confirmed there were 282 passengers and 18 crew on board.

In its media statement posted on Facebook, Emirates said: "We are in the process of opening our customer assistance line and will share these details soon but at this stage we have no further information on what may have caused the accident. Our priority remains with the passengers and crew involved.

"We are expecting a 4-hour network wide delay, more information will be available on the Emirates website and social media channels."

Planemaker Boeing said in a statement it was monitoring the situation in Dubai and it would be working with Emirates to gather more information.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.

According to air traffic control recordings cited by Aviation Herald, a respected independent website specialising in information on air accidents, controllers at Dubai had reminded the crew of the Boeing 777 to lower the landing gear as it came into approach.

Shortly afterwards, the crew announced they were aborting the landing to "go around," a routine procedure for which pilots are well trained, but the aircraft came to rest near the end of the runway instead, Aviation Herald reported.

There was no immediate confirmation on whether the landing gear was extended when the aircraft touched the ground.

The accident comes almost four months after a plane belonging to Dubai's other carrier, flydubai, crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in southern Russia, killing all 61 people onboard.

On Jul 26, an Emirates Boeing 777-300 aircraft heading to the Maldives made an emergency landing in Mumbai because of a "technical fault".

Dubai International is the world's largest hub in terms of international passengers, and is the base for Emirates, from where it serves more than 153 destinations.

Emirates, Qatar Airways and Abu Dhabi's Etihad have seized a significant portion of transcontinental travel, capitalising on the geographic locations of their Gulf hubs.

Emirates is the largest single operator of the Boeing 777, as well as the Airbus A380 superjumbo, and has expanded its fleet to 250 aircraft last year.

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Old August 8th, 2016, 04:19 PM   #2426
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Indications are that Dubai - UK bookings which accounted for around 10% of gross longhaul traffic are down since Brexit and Dubai - China traffic has stalled at least. That was around 12% of longhaul traffic.

EK may have problems filling the gaps and may well stop growing in 2017.
Flight bookings to Britain on the rise after Brexit weakens pound

Inbound flight reservations rose 4.3 per cent in the 28 days to July 21 compared to the same period last year
Published: 15:13 August 8, 2016

http://gulfnews.com/business/aviatio...ound-1.1875589

They don't seem to mention out bound bookings
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Old August 8th, 2016, 11:30 PM   #2427
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Flight bookings to Britain on the rise after Brexit weakens pound

Inbound flight reservations rose 4.3 per cent in the 28 days to July 21 compared to the same period last year
Published: 15:13 August 8, 2016

http://gulfnews.com/business/aviatio...ound-1.1875589

They don't seem to mention out bound bookings
EK also upgraded the third flight to MAN to an A380, making it 3x A380 daily!
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It has been almost a week and preliminary findings for the cause of EK521 crash-landing are yet to come out. However in an interview with a former senior EK pilot, he reckons automation is to blame once again!

And in this case, TOGA switch may have been the culprit. You see, TOGA switch helps the aircraft to perform a go-around without the pilots having to control the throttles. But as EK's landing gears have already touched the runway, TOGA thought that the aircraft has landed and therefore ignored the commands of go-around by the pilots. So this is what may have caused conflict and led to the accident.

We'll know more soon hopefully as investigation progresses...
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TOGA switch may have been the culprit. You see, TOGA switch helps the aircraft to perform a go-around without the pilots having to control the throttles. But as EK's landing gears have already touched the runway, TOGA thought that the aircraft has landed and therefore ignored the commands of go-around by the pilots. So this is what may have caused conflict and led to the accident.
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Or else TOGA kinda worked, looked like no engine power was applied but the gear retracted after that putative TOGA engagement. Hopefully a software fix will suffice.
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A380 to CAN from 1st October
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Will Emirates deploy their A380 to Jakarta in the near future?
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Best are now business class customers complaining on skytrax about the trouble and delays due to the EK521 incident. Would love to punch them.
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Will Emirates deploy their A380 to Jakarta in the near future?
I don't think so. EK will downgrade Jakarta from 3x daily to 2x daily from October to November. Seems like the demand on the route is very seasonal.
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Best are now business class customers complaining on skytrax about the trouble and delays due to the EK521 incident. Would love to punch them.
What's even better is that despite all the mostly bad reviews, EK was somehow "voted" the #1 airline this year by Skytrax . Skytrax is such a joke.
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What's even better is that despite all the mostly bad reviews, EK was somehow "voted" the #1 airline this year by Skytrax . Skytrax is such a joke.
I'm pretty sure Skytrax gets 'paid' by EK or QR to have them in the top scores
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Will Emirates deploy their A380 to Jakarta in the near future?
Why is everyone so hyped about A380?!

EK seems to be operating many routes with the A380 already, plus lots more are planned. I'm wondering, if they are using A380s everywhere, where are they gonna deploy the 777s??
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I don't think so. EK will downgrade Jakarta from 3x daily to 2x daily from October to November. Seems like the demand on the route is very seasonal.
Strange actually, not even deploying their biggest asset (because they can't because of runway restrictions at CGK) but even then manageing to underperform on a route which should see lots of growth giving the economic and geographic figures of Indonesia, plus the loss of FRA and (daily) CDG routes from CGK (even while CGK has seen declines over the past years, other Indonesian airports are growing not without reason). However, no wonder at the other side, as (the imho even better) GA is now going to LHR as well 5 times a week. I doubt why it would be so seasonal however as EK serves DPS apart from CGK.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 — Dubai, U.A.E, 09 August 2016 - Emirates, voted the World’s Best Airline 2016 at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, announced today that it will operate its flagship A380 on services between Dubai and Guangzhou from 1st October 2016, the 67th National Day of People’s Republic of China. This follows the airline’s recent announcements of A380 deployment on its Milan and Johannesburg routes.....

Since the route’s inauguration in 2008, Emirates has been flying a two-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its daily flights between Guangzhou and Dubai, and the airline has seen steady growth for its service on the route. Once the A380 service commences, it will increase capacity by 15% to meet the growing travel and trade demand from Southern China to Dubai and beyond.

Emirates will deploy its three-class A380 on the Guangzhou route, offering a total of 491 seats, with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 mini pods with lie-flat seats in Business Class and 401 spacious seats in Economy Class. Flight EK362 will depart Dubai at 10:20am and arrive in Guangzhou at 22:05. The return flight, EK363, will depart Guangzhou at 12:15am and arrive in Dubai at 03:50*.
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Emirates will increase DOH (their busiest destination by weekly flights) to 9 daily from 30th October
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