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Air France Airline Has Announced to Retire All A380’s Airbus by End of 2022


A prominent airline company aims to take out Airbus A380 in the upcoming years. Yes, Air France, a French flag carrier, has declared that it will withdraw those aircraft by the end of 2022. Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger airliner with a wide-body aircraft. Those planes are flying under the company from the past decade. Air France offers a 4 class cabin seating nearly 516 passengers on its A380 airbus. The fleet includes nine seats in La Premiere, 38 seats in premium economy, 389 seats in the economy cabin, and 80 seats in business class. Over the years the A380 has offered trips to many countries including Mexico City, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Miami, Abidjan, San Francisco, Atlanta, Johannesburg, New York, Washington DC, and Shanghai.

Before this, Air France had planned to phase out three of the planes in the next few years. Now they are planning to eliminate all of them in the forthcoming years. In total, the move will result in the retirement of seven planes. It includes two company-owned aircraft while the other two are on lease. Air France’s has declared to flurry announcements concerning A380 retirement from several airlines. Until now, many airlines companies like Qantas, Qatar, Emirates, and others, have wiped out the planes. On the other hand, some other airlines services have decided to keep plane A380 flying for some period. Maybe they have postponed the retirement to another ten or fifteen years.

In 2018 Air France had announced that would withdraw its A380 fleet by 2021. In recent times, there were no fixed plans to retire the remaining A380s. Rumors have continued about the fate of the remaining A380s airbus. In February 2019 France airline revealed a decision to stop the A380 airbus program after the last planned delivery in 2021. Finally, on July 30, 2019, an Air France board has arrived at the retirement decision of planes. The company has also signed an agreement of ordering 60 of Airbus’s new A220 jets to replace aging aircraft.