Emirates at Auckland

Old Jul 24, 16, 10:55 am
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Emirates at Auckland

On July 20, 2016, I arrived on a QF flight into Auckland and I noticed three EK A380's and one EK 777 parked at gates. Is that normal for early afternoon?
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Old Jul 24, 16, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by Orion View Post
On July 20, 2016, I arrived on a QF flight into Auckland and I noticed three EK A380's and one EK 777 parked at gates. Is that normal for early afternoon?
Yes
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Old Jul 24, 16, 12:07 pm
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Yes, EK has flights from AKL to MEL/SYD/BNE/DXB and CHC-SYD.

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Old Jul 24, 16, 1:43 pm
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Yes, EK has flights from AUK to MEL/SYD/BNE/DXB and CHC-SYD.
And also from AKL....
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Old Jul 24, 16, 2:04 pm
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From October the daily AKL-DXB non-stop service will also become an A380, so there will be 4x EK A380 in AKL at once. Has happen before when they subbed the 77L for an A380 in the past.

Probably making AKL only of the only airports outside of EK to have 4x EK A380 on the ground at once.


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Old Jul 24, 16, 2:39 pm
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Well done AKL.

Other airports around the world struggle with one let alone four at a time.
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Old Jul 24, 16, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by ayeaway View Post
Well done AKL.

Other airports around the world struggle with one let alone four at a time.
AKL only have 3x A380 gates, and 4x A380 on the ground at once. Recently one of the gates was out of service, meaning bus ops for one of the flights.

In the summer SQ also ups it's AKL-SIN service to an A380, so things getting pretty tight.
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Old Jul 24, 16, 11:40 pm
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Thank you guys for your responses. So glad to know I didn't have an optical delusion. My first trip to NZ. Coming back in September. Beautiful place. Beautiful people.
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Oppps AKL

Originally Posted by Nickolash27 View Post
And also from AKL....
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Old Jul 25, 16, 6:14 am
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Originally Posted by cavemanzk View Post
From October the daily AKL-DXB non-stop service will also become an A380, so there will be 4x EK A380 in AKL at once. Has happen before when they subbed the 77L for an A380 in the past...
The inaugural flight EK448/EK449 DXB/AKL/DXB was operated by A380 A6-EON on 1 March 2016 returning 2 March 2016. Then by 77L.

It was announced in June that the service will be changed to an A380 from 30 October 2016.
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Old Jul 29, 16, 12:44 am
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Originally Posted by cavemanzk View Post
From October the daily AKL-DXB non-stop service will also become an A380, so there will be 4x EK A380 in AKL at once. Has happen before when they subbed the 77L for an A380 in the past.

Probably making AKL only of the only airports outside of EK to have 4x EK A380 on the ground at once.
That is an amazing photo. ^
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That's a supercool pic up there! ^

Originally Posted by Orion View Post
Thank you guys for your responses. So glad to know I didn't have an optical delusion. My first trip to NZ. Coming back in September. Beautiful place. Beautiful people.
Come back during summer! It's even better!
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