British Airways uses the A380 more intensively than in 2019

LONDON – The Airbus A380 is making a brilliant comeback at British Airways. According to flight plan data, the airline will store more A380 missions in its systems throughout the year than before the crisis. At the same time, British Airways is shifting the focus of the A380 network from east to west.

“She will not go back to Lufthansa”: Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr clearly rejected hopes for a revival of the A380 at Lufthansa, especially at “Spiegel”. “Six of our 14 A380s have already been sold. We will also divest the remaining eight.”

Air France also pulled a tightrope during the crisis for cost reasons and prematurely banned the A380 from the fleet.

British Airways, on the other hand, continues to use the A380. And how, according to an evaluation of the data service “Cirium”, reported on the “SimpleFlying”, British Airways is increasing its A380 flight schedule by 2022 well above pre-crisis levels.

In August, British Airways will exceed the 2019 benchmark by seven per cent with 495 A380 flights. British Airways has now added more A380 flights to its network for the winter season than ever before, with 546 A380 flights scheduled for December, eclipsing the previous peak of 532 flights in July 2016.

British Airways had initially reactivated five of its twelve A380s from November 2021 – a London-Frankfurt rotation of the G-XLEF ended the mandatory Corona outage of the sub-fleet. Since December, the airline has again traveled the world with the four-engine beyond the European borders.

Chicago and Dallas instead of Hong Kong and Singapore

The focus has changed significantly. Hong Kong and Singapore, British Airways’ A380 career routes before the crisis, do not have the A380 due to the corona’s defensive policy in Asia. British Airways is creating more capacity for Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Dubai with the A380.

The driver behind the expansive use of the A380 at British Airways is the early retirement of the Boeing 747-400 during the crisis: British Airways decommissioned the 747-400 on October 8, 2020.

© aero.de | Fig: British Airways | 04.26.2022 10:40



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Publication of April 26, 2022 – 15:49

Well, apparently @cosmoB has now also realized that he once again rushed to overcome reality with his full force of blind hatred towards LH management and preferred to delete the post again.

And it’s not the first time he’s done this act…
But it’s useless, everything is at the top…

Yes, and in the summary it remains “immortalized” as the starter of the thread. But somehow, out of sheer anger at Carsten Spohr, the thought seems to stop.

Publication of April 26, 2022 – 15:15

Well, apparently @cosmoB has now also realized that he once again rushed to overcome reality with his full force of blind hatred towards LH management and preferred to delete the post again.

And it’s not the first time he’s done this act…
But it’s useless, everything is at the top…

Publication of April 26, 2022 – 14:34

Well, apparently @cosmoB has now also realized that he once again rushed to overcome reality with his full force of blind hatred towards LH management and preferred to delete the post again.

And it’s not the first time he’s done this act…

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