British Airways Still Sees Place For Airbus A380 In Network


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One European carrier that still seemingly has faith in the A380 program is British Airways. Over the past year, it has parked some of the aircraft at Châteauroux-Déols airport in central France as well as in Madrid. The airline is undertaking cabin modifications on some of the aircraft and has regularly conducted maintenance on the superjumbo over the past 15 months. British Airways has reiterated it will continue to fly the aircraft long-term.
British Airways (BA) plans to keep the Airbus A380 in its fleet and still sees an important role for the type in its network as the airline emerges from the COVID-19 crisis. “The A380 works very well for BA,” the company’s chairman and CEO Sean Doyle said at the CAPA Live summit April 14. “We do...
Jens Flottau

Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Jens is executive editor and leads Aviation Week Network’s global team of journalists covering commercial aviation.

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