British Airways to store 33 Airbus aircraft in Spain… – : Newsflight :
Airline , November 22,2020

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British Airways has requested Spanish airport authority AENA for permission to park as many as 33 of its unused Airbus aircraft at Palma airport.

The airline will be parking 33 planes, including Airbus A 319s, A320s and A321s.

The first batch of airplanes are expected to land in Palma this weekend.

British Airways has already parked half of its Airbus A380 fleet in Chateauroux, France, for long term storage.

The IAG Group which owns British Airways, Aer Lingus, British Airways, IAG Cargo, Iberia, LEVEL, Vueling, and Avios Group has been heavily affected the pandemic travel restrictions and forced to ground hundreds of planes.

Since all regional airports in U.K are full, airlines look overseas for new parking space to base their aircraft.

Grounded aircraft are parked wingtip to wingtip on runways, and in storage facilities across Europe., and managing such large-scale storage is a challenge for an industry already in crisis.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that revenue from passenger flights could drop by nearly a third of a trillion dollars this year and that 25 million jobs are at risk.

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