Qatar Airways to retire half of its Airbus A380 fleet.
Qatar Airways to retire half of its Airbus A380 fleet amid Covid19 crisis.
Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker said: “Even when we operate, we will only operate half of the numbers we have. So if you are very interested to purchase some for yourself, I will sell to you.”
Qatar Airways is the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar. The airline operates a network that links over 170+ destinations all across the globe.
The airline operates a fleet of 237 aircraft that includes various types of Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
The airline first acquired the A380 back in 2014 and has a total of ten A380, all of which are presently grounded. Only five of the A380s are planned to be used in operation in the future if required.
A380 is currently the largest passenger airliner in the world however Airbus plans to end production of the A380 type in 2021 when all existing orders for the aircraft are complete due to the lack in demand for the aircraft.