In a statement, the airline explained that it was bringing the craft back into operation in response to both a sharp increase in customer demand as well as a delay in the delivery of other aircraft currently on order.
At present, Lufthansa has 14 Airbus A380s, but these are currently being stored in France and Spain. Out of these airframes, Lufthansa sold six, leaving eight A380s included in the wider fleet. It is not yet known how many of the six will be reactivated and on what routes they will be deployed. The announcement itself was revealed by the airline’s executive board members in a letter to Lufthansa’s customers.
Revival of Lufthansa’s A380 Heralds Return to Normality
“In the summer of 2023, we not only expect to have a much more reliable air transport system worldwide. We will be welcoming you back on board our Airbus A380s, too. We decided today to put the A380, which continues to enjoy great popularity, back into service at Lufthansa in summer 2023. In addition to this, we are further strengthening and modernizing our fleets with some 50 new Airbus A350, Boeing 787 and Boeing 777-9 long-haul aircraft and more than 60 new Airbus A320/321s in the next three years alone,” they wrote.
As Reuters notes, the revival of the use of this craft by Lufthansa and a number of other airlines – including Singapore Airlines and Qantas Airways – comes barely two years after the COVID-19 pandemic saw many carriers consign their A380s to the ground for storage.
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