Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 06 May 2012
Total posts 103
I noticed that last night the Emirates A380 from Auckland to Sydney was diverted to Melbourne, from the flight path it seemed to be close to Sydney at the time. Wondering if anyone had any info on this.
Member since 23 Jun 2011
Total posts 50
The storms in Sydney happening at the time?!
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 06 Apr 2012
Total posts 83
Maybe the pilot wanted to see the Tennis ?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 19 Feb 2014
Total posts 90
Maybe he should work for Sri Lankan...
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 09 Jun 2011
Total posts 63
According to the Theeksource;
Emirates A380 A6-EDE operating the Auckland – Sydney sector of EK413 Auckland – Sydney – Dubai diverted via Melbourne this evening due to weather at Sydney. The aircraft arrived into Sydney too late to be turned around to depart before curfew and so will overnight at Sydney and operate EK415 Sydney – Dubai tomorrow.
Emirates A380 A6-EEP arrived into Sydney as EK414 from Dubai this evening, however instead of overnighting at Sydney the aircraft took over the Sydney – Dubai sector of EK413 Auckland – Sydney – Dubai, which had earlier diverted via Melbourne due to weather. There was insufficient time to fully cater A6-EEP before curfew at Sydney so it operated Sydney – Melbourne – Dubai as EK413D
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
What a joke the Sydney curfew is, Australia should get real and be open for business.
Thanks Ryan, that explains it. Cheers
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
I noticed that last night the Emirates A380 from Auckland to Sydney was diverted to Melbourne, from the flight path it seemed to be close to Sydney at the time.
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox