Air France announces the end of its Airbus A380 operations

In the context of the current COVID-19 crisis and its impact on anticipated activity levels, the Air France-KLM Group announces today the definitive end of Air France Airbus A380 operations.

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Initially scheduled by the end of 2022, the phase-out of Airbus A380 fleet fits in the Air France-KLM Group fleet simplification strategy of making the fleet more competitive, by continuing its transformation with more modern, high-performance aircraft with a significantly reduced environmental footprint. The A380s will be replaced by new generation aircraft, including Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, whose deliveries are ongoing.

5 of the Airbus A380 aircraft in the current fleet are owned by Air France or on finance lease, while 4 are on operating lease. The global impact of the Airbus A380 phase-out write down is estimated at 500 million euros and will be booked in the second quarter of 2020 as a non-current cost/expenses.

Also today, Lufthansa said that only 7 of its 14 Airbus A380s will ever fly again.

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Publicată de Aeronews pe Miercuri, 20 mai 2020