How many Airbus A380s are there in service?
As of December 2021, there were 239 A380s in service with 16 operators worldwide. Due to travel restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no demand for new aircraft to be made therefore the production of the Airbus A380 sadly ended in 2021, with the last A380 produced being delivered to Emirates.
How much does Airbus A380 cost?
The asking price of an Airbus A380 is $428 million dollars. Luckily, it’s not so expensive to buy a ticket on a plane flying the Airbus A380. The price depends on where and when you are travelling, as there are cheaper times to fly during the year, as discovered in our cheapest day to buy flights blog. It also depends on what class you are flying in, as Economy class will be a lot cheaper than Business or First as there are fewer luxuries.
How many passengers does Airbus A380 carry?
The passenger capacity of the Airbus A380 depends on the setup and layout of the plane. This is because first class and business class seats take up more room, so if there are larger sections for first and business class, there will be a lower capacity. However, the maximum possible passenger capacity on the Airbus A380 is 853, with many airlines opting for the standard set up giving 575 seats.
Which is bigger: the Airbus A380 or Boeing 787?
The A380 is the biggest world’s biggest aircraft, in height, width, wingspan, capacity, weight and power. However, the Boeing 787 is a longer model. This still makes the Airbus A380 bigger than the 787.
Can Airbus A380 land in India?
Yes, the Airbus A380 can land in India and flies to airports which have been equipped to accommodate the aircraft; New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. This, however, has not always been the case. Until 2014, the A380 could not land in India due to policies in place by the Indian government, due to worry foreign airlines may damage the profits of Air India. However, this ban was lifted and A380 began service in India.
What is the Airbus A380's top speed?
The Airbus A380 has a top speed of approximately 634 mph (1020 km/h) - it's able to fly just a bit faster than the Boeing 787 which reaches a top speed of 563 mph (907 km/h).
Which airline has the most A380s?
Emirates currently has a total of 118 Airbus A380s in their fleet and received their final five in 2021 before Airbus stopped producing the A380. As of June 2022, only 88 of Emirate's A380s are actively flying.
Do Air France use any Airbus A380s?
From 2009, Air France operated flights with 9 A380s, but decided to retire the aircraft from their fleet in May 2020 due to the travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Air France is still in possession of 8 of its A380s which have been stored away in different locations: 2 of the A380s were sent to Tereul Airport in Spain and the remaining 6 were kept at Tabres-Lourdes Pyrenees Airport in France.
Is the A380 retired?
Airbus in 2019 announced that it will permanently stop production of the aircraft. The aircraft type has seen a number of order cancellations and retirements in the last few years. Increasing fuel prices and the industry's shift towards more efficient and less fuel guzzling twin engine aircraft has made it difficult for the quad-engine aircraft such as the Airbus A380 to continue operation whilst turning profits and therefore only a handful of airlines are currently turning profits from the deployment of this aircraft type . The following airlines have retired their A380s and are not currently using it as an active part of their fleet.
Thai Airways International