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Air France Retires All A380s

Wed May 20, 2020 2:57 pm

The end is here.

In the context of the current COVID-19 crisis and its impact on anticipated activity levels, the Air France-KLM Group announces today the definitive end of Air France Airbus A380 operations. ... 22769169=1
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Re: Air France Retires All A380s

Wed May 20, 2020 3:03 pm

Sad, but many of us saw this coming. COVID-19 just sped up the inevitable. AF wasn't making enough money with the type before COVID-19, it makes no sense to spend the money to keep them around in the post-COVID-19 world. In our EK thread we read EK wants to not take the last five A380s being built even though most of the parts are already at TLS. The A380 is winding down faster than even I thought.
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Re: Air France Retires All A380s

Wed May 20, 2020 3:05 pm

I was just about to post this until I saw this. I’m not shocked to see them go, they were due to be retired soon anyways. COVID has made the extra capacity unneeded.
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Re: Air France Retires All A380s

Wed May 20, 2020 3:07 pm

Posted and being discussed in AFKL thread already >>>> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1444459
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