The number of flights operated with the A380 is 46% lower compared to the same period in 2019
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Airbus A380 fleet was grounded. Let's not forget that there were days when the entire global fleet was grounded, except for a few cargo and military planes carrying medical equipment and repatriated passengers.
The problem is that many of the planes preserved on the ground during the pandemic have not taken flight even today. A Cirium study shows that the number of flights operated with the A380 is 46% lower compared to the same period in 2019.
Specifically, in November 2022, 5271 Airbus A380 flights were operated, 46% less than in November 2019 when there were 9764 flights. The number of A380 flights peaked in August 2019, when 10.843 segments were operated, and at the opposite pole was June 2020, when only 43 flights were operated.
This month, Dubai will see the highest number of A380 flights, 34% of flights will be operated from the Middle East hub, followed by London Heathrow (11%), Singapore (5%), Bangkok (5%) and Doha (4%).
Emirates has the largest number of scheduled A380 flights in November 2022, operating 3.644 flights – 69% of global services. British Airways is the second largest operator of A380 flights (who would have thought) with 450 flights this month, followed by Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways and Qantas.