Lufthansa to retire Airbus A380 and A340 fleet

Lufthansa has revised the capacity outlook for 2020 from 50 percent of last to 20 to 30 percent of 2019, due to the COVID 19. Company's ...

Lufthansa has revised the capacity outlook for 2020 from 50 percent of last to 20 to 30 percent of 2019, due to the COVID 19.

Company's medium term fleet planning will be adjusted and currently foreseeing a permanent, Group-wide capacity reduction of 150 aircraft by the middle of this decade (starting point is the Group fleet including wet-leased aircraft).

The German flag carrier says in addition to the six Airbus A380s taken out of service in the spring, the remaining eight A380s and ten A340-600s, which were previously intended for flight service, will be transferred to long-term storage and removed from planning. 

These aircraft will only be reactivated in the event of an unexpectedly rapid market recovery. In addition, the remaining seven Airbus A340-600s will be permanently decommissioned.