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A Malaysia Airlines A380 (Photo: Mark Harkin, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Malaysia Airlines to Retire Airbus A380s

The Airbus A380 sure is an aircraft that came late for the era it was launched in. While the Airbus super-jumbo provides more seating capacity than any other commercial aircraft out there, it is also no longer a favorite for airlines given its high operating costs and the availability of more fuel-efficient and longer-range jets. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Airbus was struggling to secure new A380 orders, as airlines were shifting towards more fuel-efficient types such as the A350…