Date: Sun, 13.09.20 18:37
Lufthanse retires all 747-400 and A380
> If Lufthansa retires the 747-400s and A380s, there will be hardly any
> European carriers left with these types in their passenger fleets.
> British Airways alone has a substantial fleet of the A380, and of the
> 747-400 the Russian Rossiya Airlines. Charterers such as Hi Fly and
> Wamos also have a few.
Retiring the 47-4 is hardly surprising as they are 20 or more years old and
costs for maintenance as spares etc are getting harder to find and are a lot
more expensive making the a/c just too expensive per seat mile. Nothing out
the ordinary for 20+ year old a/c's and most airlines are removing them from
their fleets, BA being but one.
The 380's could be improved subject to engines by upgrading / replacing them
BUT they are hardly likely to get 80+ % utilised any time soon so it is not
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