Earlier this year 2019; Emirates made a big announcement about the future of the Airbus A380. The national airlines of Emirates have 110 Airbus A380.
A lot of airlines retired some of their Airbus A380 such as Malaysia Airlines; Singapore Airlines…but Emirates was able to keep their Airbus A380 alive. In 2019; Emirates discover that It’s time to develop a new plan.
Two Airbus A380 out of service
Tim Clark Emirates president has revealed that they have already retired two Airbus A380 A6-EEH (CN119) and A6-EEK (CN132) and parked at Dubai World Central.
“They are under retirement because we’ve got a major overhaul coming up and it’s best to take the old aircraft out – they’re all written down – and take the gear off them rather than buy a $25 million main landing gear. I need two, possibly three, to meet that [overhaul] requirement.”Tim Clark- Emirates president
Future of Emirates Airbus A380
Despite this announcement, Airbus A380 still a part of Emirates fleet for many years until 2035; the first objective to reduce the A380 fleet to 90 aircraft.
Emirates had said that won’t install the new first-class product on their Airbus A380, but il will start installing premium economy on A380.
• By 2025, the Airbus A380 fleet will be down from 115 to 90.
• 90 Airbus A380 will fly until 2035.
Other Airlines start to retire Airbus A380
With the ending of A380 program by Airbus at the beginning of 2020, many airlines have already started to retire Airbus A380 from their fleet: Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Air France.