Qantas planing to resume Airbus A380 operations
Qantas is planning to resume Airbus A380 operations in its fleet in the months ahead due to high passenger demand.
The airline send its entire Airbus A380 fleet to the Mojave Desert for long-term storage last June following the pandemic.
“We think we will reactivate all of the A380s. We spent a lot of money on them. Once demand is there, they’re going to be good aircraft, get back in the air and we can cope with this lower demand environment with some time by just parking them and using the 787 system,” - Alon Joyce, Qantas CEO
Qantas is planning to resume 22 international routes by October and the airline is expecting to fly 80% of its pre-Covid domestic capacity this quarter.
Qantas CEO Akon Joyce further said there’s a
strong demand from the U.S., Europe, South America, and South Africa.
Following the start of the trans-Tasman travel bubble which allows Australians and New Zealanders to travel freely between both countries, Qantas operated 20 flights just on Monday.