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All Nippon Airways' first Airbus A380 resting at Tokyo's Narita International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

ANA Welcomes Final A380 to Fleet

The largest carrier in Japan — All Nippon Airways — finally took delivery of its final of three Airbus A380s that will round out its fleet operating from the archipelagic nation to the Hawaiian islands. Much like its sister planes, this A380 once again graces the skies in a turtle-themed livery with different colors differentiating the three aircraft. The final aircraft comes in Sunset Orange, making it significantly different from the earlier aircraft that appeared in ANA Blue and Emerald…

Singapore Airlines Is Bringing Back Its A380s

The Airbus A380 has definitely had quite the rollercoaster ride during the pandemic, with bad times ranging from early retirements from some airlines to having its production stopped for good and eventually having been grounded or parked for what would seem like an eternity in storage airport. And then by…

British Airways A380 To Return to Service

During the beginnings of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020, British Airways grounded its Airbus A380 fleet, including 12 of the aircraft type. The potential for any change in the future seemed quite uncertain as the pandemic — and the year — went on. Just a couple of months ago,…

Singapore Airlines Scraps Retired Aircraft Locally

Being the largest commercial aircraft ever built certainly had it perks back then, especially when it came along with the title as the world's first fully double-decked passenger aircraft. The Airbus A380 came as a big hit initially, with many airlines wanting to take advantage of the higher number of…

Qatar Airways Backtracks on A380 Withdrawal, Cites A350 Issues

Qatar Airways has revealed that it will return at least five Airbus A380s to service from this November, a complete U-turn on the company's decision to permanently withdraw the fleet due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker informed Executive Traveller of the decision…

Emirates Adds A380 to Istanbul Flights

The summer — normally when passenger travel demand is at its peak — is gradually coming to an end, but this past summer was like no other as there was a significant surge in leisure travel demand compared to the year prior. Fall is right around the corner, and the…

Emirates Plans A380 Service to Johannesburg from 31 October as…

During the heart of the pandemic, the world’s largest passenger transport aircraft, Airbus A380, was strongly criticized for inefficiency during the air crisis, leading to most operators retiring the type. However, that was then as better days begin to appear on the horizon of the giant of two floors. The…

Emirates to Receive Last A380s in November As Production Ends

Dubai-based Emirates announced on Wednesday its intention to receive the final three of its Airbus A380s in November of this year, putting an end to Airbus's 14-year run building the iconic double-decker aircraft. The three aircraft were originally planned to be delivered to the carrier by June 2022. However the…

British Airways Hints at Return of A380s With Extended Maintenance…

almost all commercial aircraft variants, regardless of manufacturer, have felt some type of impact from the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Airbus A380 has certainly been dealt the worst of it when the greater majority of the global fleet was grounded. Worse still, international carriers such as Air France and Lufthansa…

Inside Victorville Airport, 400 Pandemic-Stricken Airliners Face an Uncertain Future

Head through the Mojave Desert and up Interstate 15 just north of Los Angeles, and you’ll find a relatively small, unsuspecting airport with no commercial air service. Airfields such as this one aren’t uncommon in California, but this particular one stands out. ComAv Technical Services, located at Southern California Logistics…