The superjumbo (10.5 years) arrived from Paris to Malta on Saturday at noon, where it will be painted all white at Aviation Cosmetics Malta (ACM), then returned to lessor, Dr. Peters Group. After painting in Malta, F-HPJB will fly also in December and will operate its last commercial flight on January 1st 2020.
UPDATE / Air France has confirmed it will withdraw the superjumbo from service on January 1st 2020. Another A380 (F-HPJD) will go back to Dr. Peters Group in 2020. The remaining 3 aircraft’s leases expire in mid-2021, mid-2022 and mid-2024, Dr Peters says.
Air France has 4 more A380s leased from Dr. Peters Group: F-HPJD (9.8 years), F-HPJE (9.5 years), F-HPJG (8.2 years) and F-HPJJ (5.9 years). Delivered in February 2010, F-HPJB is powered by GP7270 engines and offers 8 seats in First, 80 in Business, 38 in Premium Economy and 389 in Economy. By 2022, Air France will retire its 10 A380s. Singapore Airlines also retired some of its A380s.
Air France F-HPJB Airbus A380-861This aircraft is seen active at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport CDG/LFPG to Malta…