Fly an Airbus 380? You might be too late-y
The A380 is a modern icon that has flown over 500,000 revenue flights carrying over 190 million passengers. This includes more than 300 commercial flights per day, which take off or land around the world every two minutes.
The last A380 to be built (MSN 272) completed its first flight, heading to the manufacturer’s Hamburg Finkenwerder plant, where Airbus will likely paint it.
More modern aircraft, such as the Boeing 777X, Airbus A321XLR and Airbus A220-500 will take its place. These new aircraft are more economical to operate, and are more fuel efficient.
And, an update on 9 April, 2021: due to very late deliveries of newer planes, some airlines will continue to use the A380: Emirates is an example: Amid the uncertainty, the Airbus A380 will play an ongoing role at the carrier for at least another 15 years. Read more.
Our affiliate friends, Emirates, still fly the A380