Articles tagged “a380”

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Lufthansa Retires Superjumbos as Pandemic Hastens Quest by Airlines to Fly More Efficient Jets

Lufthansa Retires Superjumbos as Pandemic Hastens Quest by Airlines to Fly More Efficient Jets

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Emirates Blames Higher Oil Prices for Profit Spiral

It's been a tough year for Emirates as it has attempted to rebalance its network in favor of more profitable routes — a situation rising oil prices didn't help.

Emirates Blames Higher Oil Prices for Profit Spiral

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Look for Charter Airlines to Pick Up More Airbus Superjumbos

The Airbus A380 could have a longer second career as a dense people-mover for charter airlines. They can probably add them cheaply, but like the big airlines, charter carriers will have to contend with high operating costs. Fueling those four engines is not cheap.

Look for Charter Airlines to Pick Up More Airbus Superjumbos

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Killing the Airbus Superjumbo Was an Act of Kindness

Travelers and aviation enthusiasts will be sad about the end of the Airbus A380 program. But it's been on life support for awhile. It was time for it to go. On the bright side, some superjumbos should keep flying for a couple of decades.

Killing the Airbus Superjumbo Was an Act of Kindness

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Airbus to Cease Production of World’s Largest Passenger Plane

The end has been in the cards for a while but Airbus is finally pulling the plug on the A380. It seems like the era of the double-decker jet is over.

Airbus to Cease Production of World’s Largest Passenger Plane

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Qantas Cancels an Order for More Airbus Superjumbo Planes

No one who was paying attention thought Qantas would take these aircraft. This is not a major surprise. But, yes, it is another suggestion the Airbus A380 program may not be around for much longer. The future is long-range, twin-engine jets.

Qantas Cancels an Order for More Airbus Superjumbo Planes

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Airbus A380 Superjumbo Has a Big Problem on Its Hands

Too many airlines may be moving on from the Airbus A380, opting for more nimble aircraft instead. It's leading to a midlife crisis.

Airbus A380 Superjumbo Has a Big Problem on Its Hands

Airlines

Airbus Production of Superjumbo Jet May Depend on Emirates Deal

Sales of the massive A380s are tumbling, with many airlines opting for more compact models. Now Airbus may be facing a decision: Is it really worth the cost to keep building them?

Airbus Production of Superjumbo Jet May Depend on Emirates Deal

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Emirates’ Deal to Save the Airbus Superjumbo Program Hits a Snag

It's probably time to let the Airbus A380 die. It's an impressive machine, and a decade ago, it showed so much promise. But it turned out the world — or most of the world — didn't need a giant, double-decker aircraft with four engines.

Emirates’ Deal to Save the Airbus Superjumbo Program Hits a Snag

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Norwegian Air to Rent a Superjumbo as It Sorts Out Rolls-Royce Engine Issues

Norwegian is likely paying a lot more to a rent a gently-used Airbus A380 than it did for Wamos Air Boeing 747. But passengers hated the antiquated 747, and Norwegian took some criticism for flying it from New York to London. This is probably a better approach.

Norwegian Air to Rent a Superjumbo as It Sorts Out Rolls-Royce Engine Issues