Emirates Airbus A380-800 in 2014

In december 2014 Emirates flies 56 of them

in december 2014

and they have 84 extra on order.

Which wil make a total of 140.

Where do they fly them?

From Dubai off couse.

Where to?

London

Hong Kong

Shanghai

twice daily New York (in 14 hours)

twice daily Sydney (in 14 hours)

twice daily Melbourne (in 14 hours)

once daily Los Angeles (in 15 hours)

once daily Houston (in 14 hours)

Paris

Munich

Amsterdam

Houston


The average daily utilisation of the Emirates total fleet is less than 14 hours in 2014.

The Airbus A380-800 in 2014

In 2014 there were no new orders.

"Airbus needs to build 30 a year to break even"
said the CFO to investors in London in december 2014.

12 airlines have taken delivery of 152 A380ies

1. Emirates: 56 (with 84 extra on order), which will make a total fleet of 140.

2. Qantas: ordered 20. 12 have been delivered between 2008 and 2011. The last 8 deliveries have been postponed.

3. Singapore Airlines: ordered 19 and all have been delivered between 2007 and 2012.

4. Lufthansa: ordered 15. 10 seem to have been delivered between 2010 and 2012. Two more in 2014 and 2 will be in 2015. The last one has been cancelled.

5. British Airways: first delivery in 2013 with 8 in operation (ordered 12)

6. Air France: ordered 12, but think after 10 delivered they didn't find suitable routes anymore and will stop taking delivery. Now 10 in service. No deliveries in 2014.

7. Thai: ordered 6. First deliveries in 2012 and all 6 in service by 2013.

8. Malaysia: ordered 6. First deliveries in 2012. All delivered by 2013.

9. Korean Air: first delivery in 2011. They ordered a total of 10 and all are delivered.

10. Qatar: 2 first deliveries in 2014. They ordered 10.

11. Asiana: first 2 deliveries in 2014. (ordered 6 in total)

12. China Southern: ordered 5 and all seem to have been delivered.

13. Etihad: ordered 10. Deliveries will start in december 2014.

Virgin Atlantic: ordered 6 but will probably never take delivery.

Transaero

Kingfisher (defunct)
Airbus has delivered by december 2014:

19 + 12 + 12 + 8 + 10 + 6 + 6 + 10 + 2 + 2 + 5 = 96

+ 56 (of Emirates) = 152 Airbus A380-800 airlines.

Several airlines which fly the A380 regret having ordered it.

Thai also ordered the A340-500 and A340-600.

Maybe they are easy to influence when buying.

The A380 is crucial to Emirates business model. That's what the CEO tells...
But when you see their fleet in 2013,
it's amazing Emirates already flies 90 Boeing 777-300ER airlines in 2013.


From 2015 the final production will be for
:

Emirates (84), Etihad (10), Qatar (8) Asiana (4), British Airways (4), Lufthansa (2), which makes 112 in total.

Maybe the final orders for Air France (2) and Qantas (8), which makes 10 in total.


Total orders are said to be around 316,
but when you add deliveries of 152 plus 122 unfullfilled orders,  production probably won't reach more than 274, as long as Emirates does take delivery.

A380 = Concorde?

The A380-800 isn't flown in high density configurations in 2014.

The primary destinations of the A380 are first class destinations.

New York - London - Hong Kong - Los Angeles - Sydney

This reminds me of the Concorde

(another "great idea" in a European cooperation project with a "French twist")

The hole "rational" behind the A380 was to make air travel accessible to more and more people.

What will be the reality? Time will tell ....

The truth probably is that the Boeing 777-300ER replaced the Boeing 747-400 before 2014.

There is no more space for many more A380 airliners in 2014.


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