Another Airline Brings Back the A380

Lufthansa the latest airline to address surging travel demand
Lufthansa a380

Although earlier ruling this out, Lufthansa has confirmed that it will reintroduce the Airbus A380 Superjumbos into its fleet.

Service will resume from Munich on June 1, 2023.

The German flag carrier announced in August 2021 that the airline had retired its A380s for good due to the Covid pandemic’s impact on air travel.

However international travel has rocketed since then and with the increase in demand for long-haul travel, Lufthansa has obviously changed its mind.

Before the pandemic, Lufthansa had 14 Airbus A380s in operation, flying to destinations such as Bangkok, Delhi, New York, Seoul, and Tokyo.

Since then, 6 of the stored aircraft have been sold.

However, the airline plans to operate four of its Airbus A380 aircraft by the end of 2023, with two confirmed routes:

  • LH 424/425: Daily flights between Munich and Boston, starting on June 1, 2023.
  • LH 410/411: Daily flights between Munich and New York-JFK, starting on July 4, 2023.

The A380 is a firm favorite of UCT owing to its spacious cabins and smooth flying.

Unfortunately, the Lufthansa version, with 509 seats, is not really cutting edge in terms of its first and business-class product.

The upper deck of the jumbo boasts eight open suites in first class,

Lufthansa A380 First Class

This is still an amazing experience but Lufthansa has revealed a significant upgrade is coming in 2024.

Business class contains 78 lie-flat business class seats that stretch almost the entire length of the cabin.

Lufthansa A380 Business Class

Unfortunately, Lufthansa’s business class is a decade behind other significant airlines and is desperate to be replaced.

If you’re a fan of flying first class though, you should add Lufthansa’s A380 to your aviation wish list.

The seat may be less than class-leading but the experience remains brilliant.

Lufthansa’s decision to reintroduce its A380s into service is a welcome surprise, and UCT is always excited to see them back in the skies again.

Guide: Lufthansa

New Lufthansa Group First and Business Class

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