As a result of the corona crisis and the collapse in flight demand, the role of the Airbus A380 seemed to have come to an end. Now that demand is picking up much faster than expected, the superjumbo is increasingly being pulled from the stable.
After Singapore Airlines and Qantas, the Japanese ANA and the South Korean Korean Air will also use the colossus more often. This while fuel is now expensive and the four-engine aircraft is very inefficient in use.
Germany’s Lufthansa is also reportedly considering deploying the A380 again, although it still has few pilots licensed to fly the plane.
It was once the intention that a thousand of these planes would be built. There were 242 of them. The last one rolled out of the factory in mid-December last year.