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Emirates inaugurated the daily Dubai-Dublin flight in January 2012 with an Airbus A330-200 series with plans to upgrade to a Boeing 777 after at least a year of operation, however bookings were so good they upgraded to a daily Boeing 777-300ER after only four months of operations on the route.
Then on the 1st of September 2014, they increased the frequency to twice daily with Boeing 777-300ER’s, inaugurated with A6-EGN, however five of the 2600 flights have been operated by Boeing 777-200LR’s.
At this point in time all bar 4 of the current Emirates Boeing 777-300ER’s have visited Dublin, in fact the route has seen 128 different Boeing 777’s land at Dublin. 124 different Boeing 777-300ER’s and 4 different Boeing 777-200LR’s.
1) None of the Early Emirates Standard Boeing 777-200’s or 300’s have been used on the Dublin route, ie the A6-EM srs.
2) I have taken A6-EPX as the latest Emirates Boeing 777-300ER to be delivered, A6-EPY and A6-EPZ are test flying in Seattle, pending delivery.
3) Emirates Boeing 777-300ER’s that have not visited A6-EPR.
4) Emirates Boeing 777-300 A6-EPV A6-EPW A6-EPX.
5) On the 21st December 2013, an additional flight was operated by A6-EBA, because of extra Christmas traffic, the flight number was EK3161/2.
6) 8 Aircraft have only visited Dublin once.
7) The most frequent visitor to Dublin has been A6-EGM, which has visited 60 times.
This article was first published on Irish Spotters Yahoo and has been republished with the kind permission of author Paul Looby.
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