There were 15 airlines that used to operate the A380. Air France decided to retire its entire A380 fleet in May 2020 after almost all A380s were grounded due to the outbreak of the swine flu.

The A380s are currently being operated by ANA, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Korean Airlines, Qantas, and Singapore Airlines. The A380 fleet status will be looked at in this post.

All Nippon Airways

There are 3 parked A380s.

The Flying Honu fleet is a collection of three A380s. The Tokyo-Narita to Honolulu route is the only one where these superjumbo operate. The ANA became the 15th operator of the world's largest passenger aircraft when it took delivery of its first A380.

Two of the A380s were grounded after the Tokyo- Narita to Honolulu route was suspended. The third and final A380 was placed into storage after it was delivered by the airline. The sky, ocean and sunset are symbols of the Flying Honu fleet.

Two of the three A380s have already returned to service, while the third is entering into service. On December 27th, the third superjumbo completed a test flight.

ANA Airbus A380

Asiana Airlines

There are 3 active A380s and 3 parked A380s.

Three of Asiana Airlines' six A380s are currently in active service.

The giant of the skies was brought back in service by Asiana in June, with the superjumbos operating daily flights between South Korea and Thailand. In July, the A380s came back on their flights to Los Angeles. Depending on passenger demand, the frequencies of these routes may be increased.

There are flights to Los Angeles and Bangkok.

Asiana Airlines A380
Asiana Airlines A380

British Airways

There are 11 active A380s and one parked A380.

One of the most committed airlines to the A380 is British Airways, which will keep its entire fleet of A380s until at least August 2027.

Since the first A380 was delivered to the airline, the British flag carrier has operated more A380 flights. The last A380 of British Airways will be coming back to service.

British Airways has A380s on flights to Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, San Francisco, and Washington Dulles.

British Airways Pilot Strike
British Airways Airbus A380

Etihad Airways

There are 10 parked A380s.

After months of speculation, the superjumbo are finally ready to return to service with the Abu Dhabi-based carrier, which will start flying to London in the summer of 2015.

The airline has 10 A380s. The return of the A380 means the return of the Residence along with the three cabin classes. The 498 seat configuration includes two Residence suites, nine First class apartments, 70 Business seats, and 417 Economy smart seats. The return of the A380s is announced by this carrier.

There has been a surge in demand for air travel across the airline's network and customer feedback for the return of the fan-favorite aircraft. The first A380 flight by the airline will be on the 15th of July next year. The flight will double daily from August.

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There are 86 parked A380s.

Multiple A380s are being retrofitted with premium economy seats to bring them back into the skies. The carrier said in July that it wanted to operate 90 A380s by the end of the year. There are 86 of them in active service.

The fate of the superjumbo will be in its own hands. The A380 continues to be well received by its customers across its global network and as a result, the A380 will remain in service until the mid-20th century. The A380s will be the flagship of the airline for a long time.

According to, two of the A380s have been scrapped by the airline.

The full fleet of A380s will be returned to service by the end of next year as the airline ramps up operations to meet strong demand for air travel. The capacity of the Gulf carrier has recovered to 80% of its pre-pandemic level.

We want to get all our A380s back to work by the end of the year.

Sir Tim Clark spoke to a journalist about the need for a future very large aircraft with zero emission engines. He mentioned that he was going to build another A380 twice the size of the previous one.

“I would build another A380 twice the size because of the zero-emissions engines we have now, with four, possibly three engines.”

Emirates President Sir Tim Clark
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Korean Air

There are 5 active A380s and 5 parked A380s.

Korean Air is similar to Asiana in that it has half of its A380 fleet. The A380s will be flown by the Korean flag carrier until 2020.

Korean Air used to fly its jumbo jets on flights to a number of destinations. The entire fleet of A380s was stopped at the peak of the epidemic.

The first Korean Air A380 came back to the skies with a weekly service to Guangzhou, China. Korean Air is using the A380s on flights to Thailand.

Korean Air Airbus A380


There are 0 active A380s and eight parked A380s.

In response to the gradual rise in demand and the delayed delivery of ordered aircraft, Lufthansa decided to restart some of its A380s by March 23, 2023.

Half of the 14 A380s in the fleet were based in Germany, while the other half were based in the United States. The cars were parked in Spain and France for long term storage after the COVID-19 outbreak. Six of the A380s have already been sold, while eight of them remain in the Lufthansa fleet.

In the summer of 2023, the German flag carrier expects to use the superjumbo again. The company is trying to figure out how many A380s will be put back in use. At least three A380s are going to be ready for operation early next summer according to a spokesman for the carrier.

Lufthansa A380
Lufthansa A380


There are six active A380s and five parked A380s.

The entire A380 fleet of the Australian flag carrier was sent to California for long-term storage, with many wondering if they would ever come back to service.

The A380's initial return date was moved forward by Qantas due to the faster-than- expected recovery in demand for air travel.

Qantas has six A380s on flights to London and LA. Four of the five will be put back in storage by the year 2024, while the other will be scrapped.

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Qantas Airbus A380

Qatar Airways

There are 8 active A380s and two parked A380s.

There are currently eight A380s flying on flights to London. There are two A380s that are not flying. They might eventually return to the skies due to the ongoing A350 groundings.

The A380s came back to service because the gulf carrier didn't want to sacrifice too much capacity. The Gulf carrier initially returned five A380s to service, with three more following in their siblings' footsteps to add more capacity on key routes and cater to more fans during the World Cup.

They operated flights to Paris CDG before the Pandemic.

Qatar Airways Airbus A380

Singapore Airlines

There are 10 active A380s and two parked A380s.

Out of its fleet of 12 planes, Singapore Airlines flies 10 of its superjumbo. Only nine of the carrier's 24 A380s seem to have been scrapped or de registered. The first A380 was retired by Singapore airlines.

Two more A380s will re-enter into service as they are being retrofitted, according to the customer and the second largest carrier.

Singapore Airlines is using its A380s on flights to London, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and New York-JFK.

Singapore Airlines Airbus A380

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