Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, hOMSaR

 
Ishrion
Topic Author
Posts: 2514
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:17 am

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.


https://www.airfranceklm.com/en/phase-o ... 22769169=1
 
User avatar
Revelation
Posts: 23694
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:37 pm

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.
Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world
The heart has its beaches, its homeland and thoughts of its own
Wake now, discover that you are the song that the morning brings
The heart has its seasons, its evenings and songs of its own
 
whywhytee
Posts: 53
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:50 pm

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.
 
User avatar
janders
Moderator
Posts: 1095
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:27 pm

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
"We make war that we may live in peace." -- Aristotle

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos