Lufthansa had previously removed the A380 from its fleet due to the Corona crisis, but in the summer of next year, the world’s largest passenger plane will have to start flying again for the German company.
Lufthansa says the decision to return to service for the A380 is also linked to delays in the delivery of newly ordered aircraft. The company had fourteen A380s before the pandemic. Six of these have already been sold. So the remaining eight will be stopped again. According to Lufthansa, the process of bringing back those planes with up to 500 seats on board will take time.
The company had previously said the four-engine A380 was unlikely to take to the skies again, as it favored smaller, more fuel-efficient aircraft.
It is still unclear how many A380s will be included in Lufthansa’s flight schedules again. The A380 was first commissioned in 2005, but sales have been disappointing. Airbus halted production of the A380 last year.
Other airlines, including British Airways, have also announced that they will use the A380 again.
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