When Lufthansa introduced final yr that it could begin flying with the double-deckers once more from mid-2023, after that they had been grounded unemployed for years in the course of the corona disaster, this was nonetheless introduced as a bridging measure till the arrival of the brand new Boeing 777-9s from 2025.
After that, there have been increasingly more indicators that they could keep longer. Like this reported Aero.de already mentioned in December that the administration was contemplating retaining the A380s longer and equipping them with a brand new inside. Kayser says nothing concerning the latter, however he does affirm the longer dedication.
This summer season (from June) the primary A380s will return to service for flights from Munich to Boston and New York. Different locations will observe within the fall, akin to Los Angeles and Bangkok.
It’s now sure that six of the eight A380s that Lufthansa nonetheless has will return. Concerning the final two to doubt the Germans nonetheless: these copies want extra upkeep to make them airworthy once more and that in fact additionally prices more cash.
Lufthansa due to this fact doesn’t but know whether or not the A380s will stay after 2027. By then, different four-engine plane, such because the Airbus A340s and Boeing 747-400s, have to be gone. An exception is the comparatively younger 747-8s, which is able to stay no less than till the following decade.
The Germans and British Airways are the one two European airways nonetheless flying the A380. Air France has mentioned goodbye to it, identical to HiFly.