New data from Cirium has revealed that of the 240 Airbus A380 planes currently with airlines around the world, just 21 are in service. Nearly all are being used by Emirates in Dubai.
According to an assessment from the German flag-carrier, it will take several months until the global travel restrictions are completely lifted and years until the worldwide demand for air travel returns to pre-crisis levels.
Airbus and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company have signed a general terms agreement covering the purchase by Chinese airlines of a total of 300 Airbus aircraft.
All Nippon Airways has taken delivery of its first A380 at a ceremony in Toulouse. The Japanese carrier becomes the 15th operator of the world’s largest passenger aircraft.
European plane manufacturer Airbus has taken the “painful” decision to cease deliveries of the A380 in 2021. The aircraft has struggled to compete with more efficient, smaller models in recent years.
All Nippon Airways has seen its first Airbus A380 roll out of the Airbus Paintshop in Hamburg, Germany. The new plane is Japan’s first Airbus A380 and sports a Hawaiian green sea turtle, known as Honu in the Hawaiian language, which symbolises good luck and prosperity.
Lufthansa’s flagship aircraft, the Airbus A380, has landed in the US for the first time in the new livery. The landing of the newly painted aircraft marks the festive conclusion of the anniversary year of the crane’s 100th birthday (Lufthansa’s company logo and brand symbol).
The first A380 for All Nippon Airways has rolled out of the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse. The aircraft has now been moved to an outside station where various ground tests will be undertaken in preparation for first flight in the coming weeks.