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Lufthansa plans to retire entire Airbus A380 fleet as part of its coronavirus pandemic-driven restructuring.
The German Frankfurt-based carrier is considering retiring its all of its A380s, Boeing 747-400s and many of its Airbus A340s.
The Airline currently parked all 14 A380s and 18 of the 26 Boeing 747s on from its fleet of 282 aircraft. In total 108 aircraft are grounded so far following the pandemic.
With the proposed retirement of aircraft, job losses would exceed 22,000 from its group airlines, including Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS.
Since the pandemic began, Air France has retired all its A380s while British Airways and Qantas Airways have parked their A380s in long-term storage.