Lufthansa is giving up A380 aircraft for at least the next 2 years.
The COVID-19 pandemic grounded thousands of planes and blocked millions of flights. Six months have passed since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in China and about 6 months since the outbreak of the global pandemic.
Most countries have imposed travel restrictions, closed borders and blocked tourist travel. This has led to a dramatic drop in demand for flights, and airlines are having to adapt to this crisis.
Lufthansa abandons A380 aircraft
Lufthansa has announced that it will abandon Airbus A380 aircraft for at least 2 years. Prior to the pandemic, Lufthansa was flying the 14 A380s from bases in Frankfurt and Munich. After this pandemic, Lufthansa will give up the services of the A380 aircraft for the next 2 years.
If there is sufficient demand, it is possible to resume flights with the A380 from the Munich base, especially to New York and Chicago, but not earlier than 2022. However, flights with the A380 from the base will certainly not be resumed. from Frankfurt.
Lufthansa officials said there was no longer any interest in the Airbus A380, a passenger plane loved but financially inefficient.
Lufthansa is waiting for the reception of the new Boeing 777X aircraft, which will complete the fleet dedicated to long-haul flights. Currently, the Lufthansa long-haul fleet includes the Airbus A330 / A340 / A350 and Boeing 747 / 8i models. The 777-9 and 787-9 Dreamliner models are available on request.