April 12, 2021| 25 0

Will We Ever See Another Plane With 2 Passenger Decks?

The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 have rapidly disappeared from airline fleets. Many passengers love these two-deck aircraft, but they are out of favor with airlines. With significant improvements in twinjets and a shift to lower capacity and more fuel-efficient operations, it is unlikely we will another anytime soon, at least not for passenger use. Tw …

March 23, 2021| 59 0

Airbus A380 Operators: Which Airlines Are Left?

As airlines plan their future after a tough year, there is one aircraft type going missing: the Airbus A380. Several carriers have announced the superjumbos retirement in recent months, leaving its future in jeopardy. So what airlines are left operating the A380? Are they currently in service? Let’s find out. Emirates Starting with the airline with t …

March 11, 2021| 35 0

Etihad’s CEO Casts Doubts On Airbus A380s Return

Tony Douglas, CEO of the Etihad Group, has cast doubt over whether the Airbus A380 will return to the skies for the Aub Dhabi-based carrier. The airline’s fleet has spent the past year grounded due to the pandemic. Thanks to the Dubai-based airline Emirates, the giant Airbus A380 remains a common sight in the skies above the United Arab Emirates. Wi …

March 7, 2021| 24 0

Emirates Boosts Cairo With Second Daily Airbus A380 Flight

Citing high passenger demand, Dubai-based Emirates airlines announced that starting from today, it would be offering a second daily Airbus A380 flight from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Cairo International Airport (CAI) in Egypt. When making the announcement on Twitter, the Gulf carrier said it would be placing a second Airbus A380 aircraft …

March 6, 2021| 28 0

Will There Ever Be A Bigger Passenger Plane Than The Airbus A380?

The Airbus A380 has had a difficult last few years, starting with the program’s cancellation in 2019. Then, in 2020, the drop in demand caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic led to many of the type being put into storage, or even retired. But has the world moved onto smaller aircraft forever, or will we see such large aircraft again in the fut …

March 4, 2021| 35 0

US To Drop UK Tariffs In Boeing-Airbus Dispute

The US has suspended all retaliatory tariffs on imported UK goods that were levied as part of the long-running Boeing-Airbus dispute. The suspension of tariffs will last four months and come into force on March 8th, backdated to March 4th. The two countries will now look to resolve the dispute amicably through the World Trade Organization (WTO). US- …

March 4, 2021| 28 0

Lufthansa Eyes Fleet Of 20 Boeing 777X Aircraft By 2025

In its financial report released Thursday, the Lufthansa Group laid out details of its future fleet plans and delivery schedules. As part of a modernization and standardization strategy, it currently expects to operate all 20 of the Boeing 777-9s it has on order by the middle of the decade. The delay for the entry into service of Boeing’s new flagsh …

February 24, 2021| 37 0

Air France Showcases Its Country In Latest Safety Video

Air France today revealed its latest safety video. While conveying all the crucial points, the two presenters travel around some iconic French sights such as Le Louvre and the Eifel Tower before stopping off at Paris Fashion Week with an exciting emergency exit-inspired t-shirt. The safety demonstration is an integral part of any flight. After all, …

February 24, 2021| 23 0

Heathrow Airport Wants To Be Exempt From Paying Property Tax

Heathrow’s boss has asked the UK’s finance minister, Rishi Sunak, to provide airports with the same property tax exemption afforded to other sectors. John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow’s chief executive, claims it would be the fair thing to do by establishing a level playing field. Heathrow seeks property tax relief for airports Holland-Kaye has called on S …

February 22, 2021| 28 0

Which Airlines Leased Hi Fly’s Airbus A380?

Hi Fly Malta is a Maltese subsidiary of Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly. The carrier is known for having operated an Airbus A380 in a striking ‘Save The Coral Reefs’ livery. This paint scheme raised environmental awareness, warning against coral reef destruction on its travels. As a charter aircraft, it was able to spread this message all over the …

February 20, 2021| 29 0

The Value Of An Airbus A380 Has Dropped By 50% Amid COVID-19

Established aircraft appraisal company IBA stated in a press release earlier this month that the market value of an Airbus A380 has been the worst affected of all current-generation widebody aircraft. The combination of large-scale groundings and the upcoming end-of-production has driven market values down by over 50% for aircraft of all ages. Let’ …

February 10, 2021| 30 0

Emirates President: Airbus A380s Will Fly Until Mid 2030s

Today, Emirates’ President Tim Clark reaffirmed his previous comments that the Airbus A380 would fly for the UAE carrier until the mid-2030s. This would see the airline continuing to fly the giant of the skies for likely another 15 years. Recently the Airbus A380 has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Namely, in the context of the aviation …

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