Air France-KLM to Accelerate Retirement of Airbus A380 Fleet Written 21 May 2020


Airbus A380-800 Air France at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport (LFPG). | Laurent ERRERA from L'Union, France; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 2.0

Aviation International News reports that Air France-KLM “will retire its fleet of Airbus A380s, ending any uncertainty over the superjumbo’s return to service following the Covid-19 crisis, the group said Wednesday. Initially scheduled by the end of 2022, the airline’s accelerated retirement of the A380 fleet marks the latest blow for the Airbus superjumbo’s prospects at a time the four-engine jet has already fallen out of favor among several operators due to its challenging economics.” Air France-KLM “said it would replace the A380s with new-generation aircraft, including Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s, several of which will arrive at the airlines once deliveries resume in full.”
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