Lufthansa is expecting to bring its Airbus A380 back to service following greater-than-anticipated demand for its long-haul services.
Like many airlines, the German national carrier sent its superjumbo A380s into storage during the Covid-19 pandemic and hinted that they were unlikely to be reactivated as the travel industry reeled from low demand.
Other airlines did, however, bring their A380s back into use as demand soared.
Now, it appears Lufthansa is to follow by reactivating some of its 14-strong fleet of A380s.
The airline expects to use the long-haul aircraft, which is popular with customers and crews, again from summer 2023. The company is currently assessing how many A380s will be reactivated and which destinations the Airbus will fly to.
The Executive Board Members of Deutsche Lufthansa AG also announced the reactivation of the A380 in a joint letter to the company’s customers: “In the summer of 2023, we not only expect to have a much more reliable air transport system worldwide. We will be welcoming you back on board our Airbus A380s, too. We decided today to put the A380, which continues to enjoy great popularity, back into service at Lufthansa in summer 2023. In addition to this, we are further strengthening and modernizing our fleets with some 50 new Airbus A350, Boeing 787 and Boeing 777-9 long-haul aircraft and more than 60 new Airbus A320/321s in the next three years alone.”
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