JayinKitsap wrote:EK will be the one to watch on the A380. If they decide to buy every available frame coming off lease the A380 will serve for decades.
If they just keep their own frames operating, the A380 will soldier on for a decade or more.
If EK, reduces their A380 fleet to the newest 60, those 60 may be the only A380's flying a decade from now.
There will be less than 100 A380's flying 3 years from now most likely.
Things are getting dicey on the A380 front. Only 3 remain active and all are with China Southern. There are 4 A380's finished at Toulouse (3 for Emirates, 1 for ANA) that are waiting on the line for delivery. There are 5 left to build at Toulouse (all for Emirates). Of those that have been in airline service, 2 have been scrapped (both ex-Singapore). The rest are stored in various places around the world.
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