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Qatar Airways to temporarily halt its fleet of A380-800s

Posted 21 July 2020 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways will temporarily park its fleet of ten A380-800s with the airline stating: ‘it is not commercially or environmentally justifiable to operate such a large aircraft in the current market.’

Qatar Airways says it will temporarily park its fleet of A380-800s. Image: Qatar Airways

The airline said it is keeping in line with its pro-environmental credentials after research had shown that the A380s emit around 80% more carbon dioxide per block hour in comparison to its A350-900s and A350-1000s.

 

The airline said: "Until passenger demand recovers to appropriate levels, Qatar Airways will continue to keep its A380 aircraft grounded, ensuring it only operates commercially and environmentally responsible aircraft.”

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