Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) has said farewell to its final Airbus A380.
The plane registered D-AIMH, took off from Frankfurt (FRA) in Germany at 09:30 CET on September 14, 2021, as flight LH9921. At 11:30 a.m., it landed two hours later in Teruel (TEV), Spain.
On social media, one image circulated of a banner draped by maintenance with the words “Goodbye sleeping beauty.”
Despite the fact that the German airline still has 14 A380s in its fleet, Lufthansa (LHAB) (LHA) has stated that its A380s would not be returning to service.
— Steffen, ??✈️ ❤️✈️ (@SteffenA380) September 14, 2021
“The A380 will not come back,” CEO Carsten Spohr declared during the group’s second-quarter results on August 5, 2021, emphasizing that the epidemic was being used to undertake a comprehensive reorganization of the German airline group’s long-haul fleet.
As the pandemic grounded planes in 2020, Teruel in Spain’s Aragon area became the preferred storage airport for many companies. The industrial airport touts itself as “perfect” for aircraft storage because it is above 1026 meters (3367 ft) above sea level and has a dry environment.
— Aeropuerto de Teruel, vuela la innovación (@aeropuerteruel) September 14, 2021