Airline says jet is undergoing repairs, has mechanical problem related to fuel.
An Emirates A380 flight bound for Dubai was delayed at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport because of mechanical problems related to fuel.
The EK323 flight, carrying about 420 passengers, was pushed back to 7pm local time on Monday from 11:55pm on Sunday, according to an e-mail from Burson-Marsteller Korea, the airline’s public-relations representative in the Asian nation.
The jet is undergoing repairs, according to the e-mail. Yonhap News reported earlier the plane was grounded because of fuel-tank problems.
Emirates began operating A380 planes from Incheon airport in December, the first to use the superjumbo jet in South Korea.
As MM puts it, every carrier seems to have issues with the A380. That's Y we have support from EADS, as nothing can be 100% perfect! Initial glitches are expected, w/ anything new, be it an airliner, or a car, or anything. So, let's pray nothing major happens.
Agree, it is very new and am sure it will get better over the months. I believe Boeing 777 had went through this stage when it came out 10 years ago. But overall, everyone who had travelled had positive marks on this innovation.