Lufthansa has confirmed plans to reactivate two more of its A380 superjumbos.
The German flag carrier placed its entire fleet of 14 A380s into storage following the onset of Covid-19, and subsequently put six of the double decker aircraft up for sale.
In June 2022 Lufthansa announced it would bring an undeclared number of its superjumbos back into service as travel demand returned following the lifting of Covid restrictions, and the first of the airline’s A380s was reactivated in January this year.
Now the carrier has confirmed in a tweet that more of its superjumbos will be reactivated, stating:
“Time for good news: It has been decided that two more A380 will be reactivated between 2024 and 2025 – this means our customers will enjoy a total of eight A380 operating from our Munich hub as of 2025!”
Following the lows of Covid-19 when almost all carrier’s grounded their A380 fleets, the superjumbo has been enjoying a renaissance in recent months.
Etihad brought the first of four of its A380s back into operation in July, and last month Qantas announced plans to bring the last of its ten superjumbos back into service.
Even secondhand A380s are finding themselves homes, with start-up transatlantic carrier Global Airlines having acquired four of the aircraft.