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The Airbus A380 is the behemoth of the skies. It’s one of the largest commercial aircraft in the world with a distinctive double-decker design and the capability to carry over 500 passengers on long-haul flights with ease. The A380 started flying in 2005. When the pandemic hit, many airlines (including Lufthansa in August 2021) announced they would be retiring this beast. It appears retirement was not meant to be and Lufthansa will be bringing the A380 back this summer.
Pre-pandemic, Lufthansa had 14 A380s. They served Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Delhi International Airport (DEL), New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN), and Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT).
The German flag carrier will serve three US routes with the A380 beginning on June 1st. Here are the routes that will be offered:
- Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to/from Munich International Airport (MUC) (LH 425/424) begins on June 1st
- New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to/from Munich International Airport (MUC) (LH 411/410) begins on July 4th
- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to/from Munich International Airport (MUC) (LH 453/452) begins on October 5th)
All of the flights will be operated daily. The service to Boston and New York is seasonal with end dates of October 27th and 28th, respectively.
Service to and from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) will also resume on October 28th.
The A380s pack in 509 seats including eight in First Class, 78 in Business Class, 52 in Premium Economy, and a whopping 336 in Economy.
Anthony’s Take: I’ve flown Lufthansa’s A380 in both Business and First Class and found it a comfortable, spacious ride. It’s good to see it coming back for a limited time and you should take advantage of the opportunity to fly on it if your travel plans align.
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