Qatar Airways to operate half of A380 fleet when they return to service, says CEO

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Qatar Airways will operate half of its fleet of ten Airbus A380 jets once they return to service, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

The state-owned carrier grounded its superjumbos last year after the coronavirus pandemic led to a collpase in global travel demand.

Speaking at a CAPA online forum event today, he said, “The 380 is, I think, one of the worst aircraft when it comes to emissions that is flying today. This is why we have decided that we will not operate them for the foreseeable future and even when we operate them we will only operate half the numbers we have.”

Qatar Airways has ten A380s in its fleet. The first arrived at the airline in 2014 and the most recent in 2018.

Source: Reuters