Is there a major revival of interest in the A380 ?

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  • BackOfThePlane
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    I assume from all of the above that it is not a particularly long lease.


    persiantraveller
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    Yes, the A380 has returned and is here to stay! Very big mistake leaving them to rot or retired…


    cwoodward
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    Not I believe a mistake – at the time most were withdrawn from service they were withdrawn from service as there were no customers to fly on them. Well run airlines have, now that there are again customers realised the potential of these aircraft


    cwoodward
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    It now appears that four of the 5 A380s owned by China Southern Airlines and sent to the Mojave graveyard to be scrapped are likely to fly again.(one was it appears was scrapped in 2023)

    Apparently the remaining 4 aircraft having dodged the wreckers ball have been purchased by UK start-up Global Airlines Group with one already delivered and reregistered in Malta as 9H-GLOBL. The purchase of the remaining 3 aircraft though appears not yet to have been confirmed by the parties involved.

    In retrospect disposing of the aircraft was possibly a costly and unnecessary move by the Chinese Airline who pre-pandemic used the aircraft based in Beijing for it US routes and could well have done so again.


    MartynSinclair
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    Has the revival of the 380, anything to do with the difficulties airlines appear to have scheduling the use of their long range twin engine aircraft?

    With the continued closure of Russian airspace (for most), airlines are suffering from being unable to squeeze daily rotations from their existing fleet, as they were designed to perform. A 777/350 being used to/from a Far East and beyond route, is taking longer to return to base for its next rotation. Passenger demand is still surging, new aircraft production is flat out, so perhaps the revival of the 380 is a solution to moving more passengers. I wonder if the 380 would be as popular if Russian airspace was once again to reopen – but for the moment, sadly, that will not happen.

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