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Between now and next October, 51 airports worldwide have A380 flights, according to the latest schedules information available from OAG as of November 24th. This is based on the plans of All Nippon, Asiana, British Airways, Emirates, Korean Air, Qantas, Qatar Airways, and Singapore Airlines. But what about airports that no longer see the A380? © Provided by SimpleFlying
Airports now without A380 flights
Analyzing schedules reveals that 24 airports no longer have flights by the double-decker quadjet, as shown on the following map. This covers any airport that had a minimum of 100+ A380 flights. These include Hamburg, whose last A380 service was on October 31st.
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The top 10 airports
As shown below, Abu Dhabi leads the table of the airports that lost the most A380 flights. It was entirely because Etihad withdrew the type.
|Top 10 airports to lose A380 service ||Total A380 flights ||Airline(s) in order of flights ||Details of A380 operations (not necessarily continuous) |
|Abu Dhabi ||11,762 ||Etihad ||December 2014-March 2020. 7 route: London Heathrow, Sydney, New York JFK, Paris CDG, Melbourne, Mumbai, Seoul, plus a one-off to Jeddah |
|Barcelona ||3,056 ||Emirates, Asiana ||February 2013-April 2021. Dubai and Seoul; Seoul on just 5 occasions |
|Osaka ||2,526 ||Thai Airways, Emirates, Singapore, Asiana ||August 2013-March 2020. Bangkok, Dubai, Singapore, Seoul |
|Birmingham ||2,329 ||Emirates ||March 2016-March 2020. Dubai |
|Vienna ||1,817 ||Emirates ||March 2016-March 2020. Dubai |
|Taipei ||1,804 ||Emirates, Korean Air, Asiana ||May 2016-March 2020. Dubai, Seoul |
|Copenhagen ||1,538 ||Emirates ||December 2015-March 2020. Dubai |
|Kuwait ||1,535 ||Emirates ||December 2015-March 2020. Dubai |
|Prague ||1,425 ||Emirates ||May 2016-March 2020. Dubai. Plus two one-off flights: one by Korean Air and one by Lufthansa |
|Mexico City ||1,393 ||Air France ||January 2016-March 2020. Paris CDG |
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What about one-offs and others?
Adding to the 24 airports mentioned above are 21 that saw the A380 once, a handful of times, and a bit more often for a tiny number. They're shown on the map below.
There have been many one-off A380 flights. Charters feature heavily, such as China Southern's one-off between Los Angeles and Wuhan, which continued to Guangzhou. A lack of aircraft explains use too. For example, Air Madagascar wet-leased a Hi Fly A380 to operate Antananarivo-Paris as its A340s underwent unplanned maintenance.
Special A380 flights
Many one-offs have been for celebrations, with the double-decker quadjet always ensuring high media interest. While there are other examples, routes include:
- Dubai to Clark, Philippines, by Emirates to commemorate 30 years of serving the nation
- The carrier deployed it to Accra to celebrate the airport's brand-new terminal
- Air France flew the A380 to Cancun as a milestone in the airport's ownership
- Emirates used it to Tehran to mark the start of a higher frequency service to Iran's capital (then 4 daily; all non-A380)
- The Middle East giant on Dubai-Beirut to show Lebanon's capital is ready to accept the world's largest passenger aircraft
- Korean Air performed a one-off to Prague to cater for a conference and unusually high demand for premium seats
What is your best A380 experience or memory? Let us know in the comments.
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Pictures of the month: November