Airlines Lufthansa reactivates the Airbus A380
Germany´s leading carrier, Lufthansa, is bringing back the already retired Airbus A380. Due to the high demand during the summer period, the carrier will bring back a part of the stored aircraft.
In Germany, many federal states are beginning to start into the long summer holidays. This comes with a steep rise in customer demand for air travel. During the pandemic, Lufthansa had to phase out the prestigious Airbus A380 fleet. Now, the high capacity of the largest passenger aircraft on the planed is needed so that Lufthansa has decided to bring back the A380 for next summer.
Starting in summer 2023, a part of the A380 fleet will re-join airline operations. According to the airline, the concrete number of planes is currently being assessed. It also remains unclear, which destinations will be flown to with the A380.
In a joint letter, The Executive Board Members of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, stated: “In the summer of 2023, we not only expect to have a much more reliable air transport system worldwide. We will be welcoming you back on board our Airbus A380s, too. We decided today to put the A380, which continues to enjoy great popularity, back into service at Lufthansa in summer 2023. In addition to this, we are further strengthening and modernizing our fleets with some 50 new Airbus A350, Boeing 787 and Boeing 777-9 long-haul aircraft and more than 60 new Airbus A320/321s in the next three years alone.”
With the re-implementation of the A380, Lufthansa has decided to delay deliveries of already ordered aircraft. Otherwise, capacity could be unused. Lufthansa initially operated with 14 A380s. Six of them have already been sold to other customers, while the remaining eight aircraft are currently deep stored in Spain and France.
As the world´s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380 from Lufthansa can accommodate 509 passengers in three classes. The aircraft is 73 meters long and 24 meters high.
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