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Emirates A380 in Beijing

Emirates A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

Emirates only operates two aircraft types at this point – Airbus A380 and Boeing 777. Having received over 100 A380s from Airbus – and with most of them still being active – it is the world’s largest operator of the type. As such, it’s no surprise that the Emirates A380 can be seen on dozens …

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ANA A380

ANA A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

ANA was the last – 14th – airline to have added the Airbus A380 to its fleet directly from Airbus. Having ordered just three airframes, ANA was also the smallest customer for the A380. In fact, it ordered the aircraft for use on just a single route. Continue reading to see what the current status …

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Qantas A380

Qantas A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

Qantas was one of the first airlines to operate the A380 and, in total, received 12 airframes. While the airline’s A380 fleet size has shrunk since then, Qantas is still investing considerable resources to keep the Superjumbos in the air. Continue reading to see how many Qantas A380s are active, what routes they operate, and …

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Qatar Airways Airbus A380

Qatar Airways A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

While all three of the large Middle Eastern airlines own Airbus A380s, Emirates is the only one to have found a successful way to utilize them. As such, it was no surprise when Qatar Airways seemingly grounded its A380s for good as the COVID-19 pandemic brought travel to a halt. As travel started to recover, …

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Asiana Airlines A380

Asiana Airlines A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

Together with the United Arab Emirates where both Emirates and Etihad operate the type, South Korea is one of the two countries in the world to have two airlines – Korean Air and Asiana Airlines – operating Airbus A380. While the two airlines are in the process of being merged, for the time being, they …

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Korean Air A380

Korean Air A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

With both Korean Air and Asiana Airlines using Airbus A380, South Korea is one of the two countries in the world to have two airlines operating the type. (The other such country is the United Arab Emirates where both Emirates and Etihad operate the Superjumbo.) Of the two Korean airlines, Korean Air has the larger …

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Singapore Airlines A380

Singapore Airlines A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

Singapore Airlines was the launch customer of the Airbus A380. With about 20 A380s in service at one point, it was also the second-largest operator of the type. While currently, its active fleet is much smaller, Singapore Airlines A380 is still one of the easier A380s to fly on. Not only that, but with enough …

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British Airways Airbus A380

British Airways A380s in 2023: Routes, Fleet & Retirement Plans

With Air France having retired the Airbus A380, British Airways and Lufthansa are the two remaining operators of the type in Europe. The latter, however, only plans on bringing a handful of its Superjumbos out of storage. That leaves British Airways your best bet when it comes to flying the A380 on a European airline. …

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Is Vueling Safe?

Is Vueling Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Vueling is a Spanish low-cost airline based at Barcelona El Prat Airport, with hubs also at Paris Orly and Rome Fiumicino airports. It is the largest airline in Spain as measured by fleet size. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vueling carried more than 34 million passengers a year (2019). The airline has been part of …

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