Tag: aircraft retirement

American Airlines Removes Over 150 Aircraft Amid the Crisis

Reading Time: < 1 minute The crisis has forced airlines all around the globe to re-consider their plans and tidy fleet – to save costs and stay efficiently operational. For example, American Airlines has implemented a number of measure and estimates that it will reduce its 2020 total operating and capital expenditures by more than $15 billion. According to the […]

Sad Farewell: British Airways to Retire Entire Boeing 747 Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Prior to the crisis, British Airways was world’s largest operator of Boeing 747 ”Queen of the Skies”. However, the aircraft type has become a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. In light of the decreased demand for air travel, the airline announced it is about to retire its entire fleet of superjumbos with immediate effect. “It […]

Final Farewell: Delta Retires the ‘Mad Dogs’ MD-88 and MD-90

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, 2 June, 2020, is the day when Delta bids final goodbye to its MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft. Last scheduled revenue flights will land in Atlanta. At the moment of writing, the flight DL88 performed by a 28-year-old MD-88 was heading from Washington-Dulles International Airport to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Meanwhile, DL90 flight had already […]

Air France Retires All Airbus A380 with Immediate Effect

Reading Time: 2 minutes In face of the crisis, some decisions and changes are introduced unexpectedly and ahead of initial plans. This is the case of Airbus A380 fleet operated by Air France. The airline has announced that nine A380 planes will remain grounded due to the reduced demand and will no longer perform commercial flights for the carrier. […]

Delta to Retire 18 Boeing 777 Aircraft by the End of 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute Responding to the impacts of the coronavirus crisis and in an attempt to simplify its fleet, Delta has announced that it plans to phase out its entire Boeing 777 fleet, consisting of eight 777-200 and ten 777-200LR, by the end of 2020. With a crisis breathing down Delta’s neck, the company is actively accelerating its […]

Austrian to Retire Dash 8s, Airbus A319s and Three Boeing 767s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Responding to the crisis, Austrian Airlines is making further steps to secure its business operations. The carrier’s fleet has been on the ground since 18 March, 2020, and now the company is working to realign its fleet for a new start. The future is still gloomy, it is difficult to forecast when aviation will begin […]

Qantas Retires Its Legendary Boeing 747 from the US Sky

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has operated the final flight with the iconic Boeing 747 aircraft between Australia mainland US (San Francisco – Sydney). The airline bid the last farewell  with its Boeing 747 ahead of the aircraft retirement in early 2020. The Boeing 747 has been wearing Qantas livery on the flights to […]

Air France Retires Its First Airbus A380

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first out of 10 Airbus A380 operated by Air France has been already returned to the lessor Dr. Peters Group and reached Malta to be stripped of the carrier’s livery. After Singapore Airlines, the French carrier has become the second one to phase this superjumbo jet out of its fleet. Earlier this year Air France […]