These airports no longer see the A380.

Etihad Airways Airbus A380
Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying.

Between now and next October, 51 airports worldwide have A380 flights, according to the latest schedules information available from OAG as of November 24th. This is based on the plans of All Nippon, Asiana, British Airways, Emirates, Korean Air, Qantas, Qatar Airways, and Singapore Airlines. But what about airports that no longer see the A380?

Airports now without A380 flights

Analyzing schedules reveals that 24 airports no longer have flights by the double-decker quadjet, as shown on the following map. This covers any airport that had a minimum of 100+ A380 flights. These include Hamburg, whose last A380 service was on October 31st.

24 airports that no longer have A380 flights based on 100+ flights previously
(Airports that had 100+ A380 flights but now don’t see it.)

Image: GCMap.

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As shown below, Abu Dhabi leads the table of the airports that lost the most A380 flights. It was entirely because Etihad withdrew the type.

Air France A380

Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying.

Adding to the 24 airports mentioned above are 21 that saw the A380 once, a handful of times, and a bit more often for a tiny number. They’re shown on the map below.

There have been many one-off A380 flights. Charters feature heavily, such as China Southern’s one-off between Los Angeles and Wuhan, which continued to Guangzhou. A lack of aircraft explains use too. For example, Air Madagascar wet-leased a Hi Fly A380 to operate Antananarivo-Paris as its A340s underwent unplanned maintenance.

Many one-offs have been for celebrations, with the double-decker quadjet always ensuring high media interest. While there are other examples, routes include:

What is your best A380 experience or memory? Let us know in the comments.


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