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British Airways CEO Says Its Airbus A380s Will ReturnBritish Airways' fleet of 12 Airbus A380s remain grounded, but CEO Sean Doyle says the airline won't join others such as Lufthansa, Air France and likely Etihad which have scuppered the superjumbo. "The A380 isn't flying at the minute but it is in our plans for the future rebuild of the airline," Doyle says. "Exactly when we will put the A380 back into service is something that we’re not clear on." (www.executivetraveller.com) More...
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This is good news, as I have never been on one and his may be my only chance to ever fly on one
Our previous QANTAS "ride" VH-OQI is currently in desert storage at Victorville CA. Waiting patiently for the "new normal" after everyone has the shots when the A/C and ourselves can again be freed from this lockdown. I have several thousand F/F miles I want to use in their new revamped business class "suites enroute to OZ and NZL...sweet !
Im glad the A380 will still haVe airlines that will fly it. Watching it take off and land is still so fascinating. I can only imagine that flying on the plane is a real wonder.
It is an amazing aircraft and I am seriously concerned that it became prohibitively more expensive to operate if you don't fill the seats. Emirates are talking about long term storage as an option. The market isn't there. That's why BA parked theirs.
Good move by BA. The A380 is a good fit for high-volume routes in and out of slot-constrained Heathrow, when the high-volume demand returns. Also, since there’s essentially no market for used A380s, what else could they do?
Convert them to cargo?