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Lufthansa CEO: The A380 will not return

Lufthansa CEO, Carsten Spohr, confirmed that the airline’s A380 will not return to the skies. Most of LH’s A380s are already in long-term storage, except for one which is still parked at Frankfurt.

This decision was made due to COVID and relatively little demand for air travel. Also, airlines like Lufthansa are focusing on efficiency, so this is another reason why the A340, A380 and 747 are on the decline around the world right now.

However, Lufthansa opted to stay committed to the A340 and the 747, to offer just enough capacity (including in premium cabins) until the 777X and the remaining A350s arrive at the airline.

What do you think about Lufthansa’s decision to retire all A380s? Feel free to comment below!

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haha yes die trash

Just to make this part clearer, that affects only the -400s. The 747-8s most likely are there to stay.

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Well that’s a disappointment. At least other airlines are considering adding them back or have confirmed they will operate them.

What?! :anger:

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Well the A340 they mean the more economical -300. The -600s will be gone for good after Summer 2023.

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I’m not a fan* of the A340

* fan refers to the 4 hairdryer engines.

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I mean the -600 and the rocket -500 has have proper engines…

Crying bcuz a380 gon

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Yes, I prefer the -600 too.
The -300 is underpowered.

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I mean the 747 is also a quadjet… :joy:

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Exactly! Why keep a 747 when you can have an A380 its more snazzy.

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Disagre… oh wait Im not mod lol (or at least not yet)

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Doubt that would do much either

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I mean the flag lol

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Because… the 747, especially the -8, is just the right size and far more economical than the A380? also infinitely more beautiful

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I don’t think fuel savings are significantly less than the A380…

Due to it being a smaller plane it may use a bit less fuel, but not enough to consider it a very efficient plane.

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I mean the 747-8 uses a de-rated GEnx, which powers the 787, while the A380 probably has about the fuel burn of a 777 per engine. You might say “but the A380 has more seats so that cancels out the extra fuel burn”. Well where’s the demand to fill an A380?

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where’d you get that from? I’m interested to know.

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Well I’m supposing lol (hence the “probably”), but given it’s about the same technology I think it isn’t too far from a 777 engine

Edit: Wikipedia says this

Trent 900 (A380)
Specific fuel consumption: 16 g/(kN⋅s) (0.56 lb/lbf⋅h) in cruise (Mach 0.85, altitude 10,668 m (35,000 ft))

Trent 800 (777)
Specific fuel consumption: 16.283g/(kN⋅s) (0.575 lb/lbf⋅h)

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