Lufthansa A380s will be back in service in the summer of 2023

The group currently has a fleet of 14 Airbus A380s between Spain and France.

Air transport giant Lufthansa announced on Monday that it wants to bring the A380 wide-body aircraft back into service by the summer of 2023 due to a sharp increase in demand and delays in the delivery of ordered planes. The company said in a statement that the company is currently studying how many aircraft will be restarted and to which destinations.

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The group currently has a fleet of 14 Airbus A380s stored in Spain and France, six of which have already been sold, he explains. So eight devices would theoretically still be available. The company announced in September 2020 the withdrawal from the schedule of its Airbus A380, the largest civilian passenger transport aircraft in service, as a result of the collapse of air transport linked to the COVID pandemic. He already mentioned the possibility of “reactivate” In case of resumption of demand. If Lufthansa expects traffic to return to normal by the summer of 2023, the 2022 season promises to be complicated. “We have to be realistic, we won’t be able to achieve a short-term improvement this summer”Detlef Kaiser, one of its directors, said recently.

Deletion of over 3000 flights

“At present, we can only reduce flights. This is not just a German problem, it affects the whole world.”, He added. The company announced the cancellation of more than 3,000 flights this summer due to staff shortages, strikes and COVID-19. These staff shortages are mainly related to airports, ground services, aviation security and hence airlines as well. Since the lifting of health restrictions in many countries, particularly in the United Kingdom, carriers have been finding it difficult to meet the sharp increase in demand, mainly due to severe labor shortages.

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