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The status of the Airbus A380 fleet worldwide

The status of the Airbus A380 fleet worldwide

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With Lufthansa’s announcement that it will return at least a portion of its Airbus A380 fleet to service by next summer, now is a good time to take stock of the global A380 fleet to see how it has fared since the beginning of the pandemic. Which airlines have retired the A380 entirely, which have brought it back in force, and which are cautiously returning the double-decker to service?

How many A380s are flying?

As of 28 June 2022, 129 A380s are in revenue service with seven airlines. It is no surprise that Emirates leads the way with 88 active A380s, or 68% of active aircraft. British Airways has returned its entire fleet of 12 A380s to service, Singapore is operating 10, while Qatar has brought back 8.

With the return of two Asiana A380s this week, more than half of the global A380 fleet is now back in service.

More A380s set to return

ANA has three A380s in special liveries that it purchased for exclusive use between Tokyo and Hawaii. The first will return to service in July for twice weekly service through October. The airline took delivery of its third and final A380 mid-pandemic and placed the aircraft directly into storage. No date has yet been set for the sunset orange livery’s introduction to passenger service.

Qantas brought forward the A380’s initial return to its fleet thanks to the faster than anticipated recovery in travel demand. Currently the airline has four active A380s with two more in Abu Dhabi for maintenance. Four of the five still in storage will return to service eventually, while one of those will join VH-OQF in the scrap heap.

Lufthansa has said it will return at least a portion of its 14 A380s to service for summer 2023. The airline has not yet said how many aircraft will return, nor which routes they will fly.

Korean Air recently reactivated two A380s and will recall a third from storage before the end of the year.

The biggest open question for A380 fleet planners is Etihad Airways’ fleet of 10. The airline has hinted that it could return a least some of its A380s to service, but hasn’t made any official announcement about the aircraft’s fate.

Supers in retirement

Air France swiftly retired their entire fleet of 10 A380s not long after the pandemic halted international travel, putting nearly all of them into deep storage by mid-2020.

China Southern Airlines maintained A380 service throughout the pandemic with its fleet of five, but the airline announced at the beginning of 2022 that it would retire the entire fleet by the end of the year. The first two were sent to the desert in California at the end of February.

Buy your own A380

Two airlines have placed some of their A380s up for public sale. Thai Airways is offering two of its A380s, HS-TUE and HS-TUF for sale in an as-is, where-is format, which judging by the photo above means you’ll need a good mechanic if you want to fly either of them out of Rayong.

Malaysia Airlines has also tendered its 6 A380s for sale. The airline first put its fleet up for bidding in July 2021, but no offers have been publicly disclosed and the aircraft remain in storage.

The full Airbus A380 fleet

See the table below for the status of the full fleet. We’ll update it as airlines make changes or update their fleet plans.

AirlineRegistrationTypeMSNFirst flightLast landingStatus
Air FranceF-HPJAAirbus A380-8613312-Feb-200918-Aug-2020Retired
Air FranceF-HPJBAirbus A380-861402-Jun-200920-Feb-2020Retired
Air FranceF-HPJCAirbus A380-8614320-Jul-200923-Apr-2020Retired
Air FranceF-HPJDAirbus A380-8614922-Feb-201022-Feb-2022Retired
Air FranceF-HPJEAirbus A380-8615210-Aug-201021-Apr-2021Retired
Air FranceF-HPJFAirbus A380-8616427-Aug-201025-Apr-2020Retired
Air FranceF-HPJGAirbus A380-8616723-Sep-201125-Apr-2020Retired
Air FranceF-HPJHAirbus A380-8619918-Oct-201116-Jul-2020Retired
Air FranceF-HPJIAirbus A380-8611158-Mar-201328-May-2020Retired
Air FranceF-HPJJAirbus A380-86111716-Jan-20147-Sep-2020Retired
AirbusF-WWOWAirbus A380-841127-Apr-200520-May-2022Test aircraft
All Nippon AirwaysJA381AAirbus A380-84126217-Sep-201825-Jun-2022Lying in wait
All Nippon AirwaysJA382AAirbus A380-84126318-Dec-20184-May-2022Lying in wait
All Nippon AirwaysJA383AAirbus A380-84126610-Oct-201914-May-2022Lying in wait
Asiana AirlinesHL7625Airbus A380-84115213-Dec-2013Active
Asiana AirlinesHL7626Airbus A380-84115525-Feb-2014Active
Asiana AirlinesHL7634Airbus A380-84117917-Dec-201429-Jun-2020Stored
Asiana AirlinesHL7635Airbus A380-84118310-Feb-201525-Aug-2020Stored
Asiana AirlinesHL7640Airbus A380-84123017-May-201629-May-2021Stored
Asiana AirlinesHL7641Airbus A380-84123110-Aug-201619-Aug-2021Stored
British AirwaysG-XLEAAirbus A380-841959-Nov-2012Active
British AirwaysG-XLEBAirbus A380-8411214-Feb-2013Active
British AirwaysG-XLECAirbus A380-84112425-Mar-2013Active
British AirwaysG-XLEDAirbus A380-8411441-Aug-2013Active
British AirwaysG-XLEEAirbus A380-8411489-Oct-2013Active
British AirwaysG-XLEFAirbus A380-84115113-Jan-2014Active
British AirwaysG-XLEGAirbus A380-84116124-Apr-2014Active
British AirwaysG-XLEHAirbus A380-84116319-May-2014Active
British AirwaysG-XLEIAirbus A380-84117322-Sep-2014Active
British AirwaysG-XLEJAirbus A380-84119212-Jun-2015Active
British AirwaysG-XLEKAirbus A380-84119414-Sep-2015Active
British AirwaysG-XLELAirbus A380-84121515-Feb-2016Active
China Southern AirlinesB-6136Airbus A380-841313-Mar-201124-Feb-2022Retired
China Southern AirlinesB-6137Airbus A380-841366-May-201125-Feb-2022Retired
China Southern AirlinesB-6138Airbus A380-8415412-Aug-2011Active
China Southern AirlinesB-6139Airbus A380-8418826-Mar-2012Active
China Southern AirlinesB-6140Airbus A380-84112025-Sep-2012Active
EmiratesA6-EDAAirbus A380-861114-Sep-200725-Jun-2020Retired
EmiratesA6-EDBAirbus A380-861132-Apr-200827-Oct-2020Retired
EmiratesA6-EDCAirbus A380-8611628-May-200829-Jun-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDDAirbus A380-8612015-Jul-200822-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDEAirbus A380-8611729-Sep-200810-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDFAirbus A380-861719-Feb-200624-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDGAirbus A380-861236-May-200929-Feb-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDHAirbus A380-8612513-Jul-200924-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDIAirbus A380-8612815-Oct-200918-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDJAirbus A380-861925-Aug-200624-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDKAirbus A380-8613014-Jan-201013-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDLAirbus A380-8614629-Jan-201021-Jul-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDMAirbus A380-861426-Apr-201019-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDNAirbus A380-8615617-May-20109-Jul-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDOAirbus A380-8615711-Jun-201025-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDPAirbus A380-8617718-Mar-20115-Jul-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDQAirbus A380-8618018-Apr-2011Active
EmiratesA6-EDRAirbus A380-8618331-May-201116-Jul-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDSAirbus A380-8618617-Jun-2011Active
EmiratesA6-EDTAirbus A380-861905-Jul-201119-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDUAirbus A380-8619829-Aug-2011Active
EmiratesA6-EDVAirbus A380-86110128-Oct-201117-Apr-2022Inactive
EmiratesA6-EDWAirbus A380-86110310-Jan-201216-Jul-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDXAirbus A380-86110528-Feb-201214-Jul-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EDYAirbus A380-8611065-Apr-2012Active
EmiratesA6-EDZAirbus A380-86110726-Apr-201217-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EEAAirbus A380-86110810-Aug-2012Active
EmiratesA6-EEBAirbus A380-86110911-May-201221-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EECAirbus A380-8611105-Jul-201220-Jul-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EEDAirbus A380-86111119-Jul-2012Active
EmiratesA6-EEEAirbus A380-8611122-Aug-2012Active
EmiratesA6-EEFAirbus A380-86111326-Nov-2012Active
EmiratesA6-EEGAirbus A380-86111614-Dec-2012Active
EmiratesA6-EEIAirbus A380-86112317-Jan-2013Active
EmiratesA6-EEJAirbus A380-86112723-Apr-2013Active
EmiratesA6-EEKAirbus A380-86113222-Feb-2013Active
EmiratesA6-EELAirbus A380-86113310-Apr-2013Active
EmiratesA6-EEMAirbus A380-86113413-May-201314-Jul-2021Stored
EmiratesA6-EENAirbus A380-86113522-May-2013Active
EmiratesA6-EEOAirbus A380-8611363-Jun-2013Active
EmiratesA6-EEPAirbus A380-86113824-Jun-2013Active
EmiratesA6-EERAirbus A380-8611395-Jul-2013Active
EmiratesA6-EETAirbus A380-8611426-Nov-201318-Jul-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EEVAirbus A380-86115010-Dec-2013Active
EmiratesA6-EEYAirbus A380-86115712-Mar-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EEZAirbus A380-86115824-Mar-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EOAAirbus A380-86115914-Apr-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EOBAirbus A380-8611645-Jun-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EOCAirbus A380-86116524-Jun-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EODAirbus A380-86116816-Jul-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EOFAirbus A380-86117127-Aug-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EOGAirbus A380-8611726-Oct-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EOHAirbus A380-8611747-Nov-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EOIAirbus A380-8611789-Dec-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EOMAirbus A380-86118710-Mar-2015Active
EmiratesA6-EOOAirbus A380-86119021-Apr-201520-May-2022Inactive
EmiratesA6-EOPAirbus A380-86120012-May-201510-Jul-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EORAirbus A380-86120225-Jun-20156-Jan-2021Stored
EmiratesA6-EOUAirbus A380-86120511-Aug-2015Active
EmiratesA6-EOVAirbus A380-86120628-Sep-2015Active
EmiratesA6-EOWAirbus A380-86120727-Oct-2015Active
EmiratesA6-EOXAirbus A380-86120823-Nov-201526-Aug-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EOYAirbus A380-8612093-Dec-20159-Sep-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EOZAirbus A380-86121013-Jan-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUAAirbus A380-86121122-Jan-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUBAirbus A380-8612139-Feb-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUCAirbus A380-86121426-Feb-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUDAirbus A380-8612168-Mar-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUEAirbus A380-86121721-Mar-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUFAirbus A380-8612186-Apr-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUGAirbus A380-86121919-Apr-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUHAirbus A380-8612209-May-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUIAirbus A380-86122124-May-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUJAirbus A380-86122214-Jun-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUKAirbus A380-86122329-Jun-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EULAirbus A380-86122419-Jul-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUMAirbus A380-84222523-Jun-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUNAirbus A380-84222612-Jul-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUOAirbus A380-84222726-Jul-201618-Dec-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EUPAirbus A380-84222814-Sep-201620-Aug-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EUQAirbus A380-84222929-Sep-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EURAirbus A380-84223228-Oct-2016Active
EmiratesA6-EUSAirbus A380-8422349-Feb-2017Active
EmiratesA6-EUTAirbus A380-84223624-Jan-2017Active
EmiratesA6-EUVAirbus A380-84223920-Feb-2017Active
EmiratesA6-EUWAirbus A380-8422403-May-2017Active
EmiratesA6-EUXAirbus A380-8422418-Mar-2017Active
EmiratesA6-EUYAirbus A380-8422423-Apr-2017Active
EmiratesA6-EUZAirbus A380-8422448-Jun-201719-Aug-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EVAAirbus A380-84216717-Oct-201716-Sep-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EVBAirbus A380-8421622-Apr-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EVCAirbus A380-84224813-Mar-2018Active
EmiratesA6-EVDAirbus A380-84224924-Apr-2018Active
EmiratesA6-EVEAirbus A380-84225030-May-2018Active
EmiratesA6-EVFAirbus A380-84225211-Jul-2018Active
EmiratesA6-EVHAirbus A380-84225730-Jul-2018Active
EmiratesA6-EVIAirbus A380-8422584-Apr-2019Active
EmiratesA6-EVJAirbus A380-8422595-Feb-2019Active
EmiratesA6-EVLAirbus A380-84226124-Jul-2019Active
EmiratesA6-EVMAirbus A380-8422642-Dec-2019Active
EmiratesA6-EVMAirbus A380-8422642-Dec-2019Active
EmiratesA6-EVNAirbus A380-84226719-Feb-2020Active
EmiratesA6-EVOAirbus A380-8422681-Oct-2020Active
EmiratesA6-EVPAirbus A380-84226912-Aug-2020Active
EmiratesA6-EVRAirbus A380-84227111-Feb-2021Active
EmiratesA6-EVSAirbus A380-84227217-Mar-2021Active
EmiratesA6-EVSAirbus A380-84227217-Mar-2021Active
EmiratesA6-EEHAirbus A380-8611193-Jan-201316-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EEQAirbus A380-8611418-Oct-201324-Mar-2020Stored
EmiratesA6-EESAirbus A380-86114015-Jul-2013Active
EmiratesA6-EEUAirbus A380-8611475-Nov-2013Active
EmiratesA6-EEWAirbus A380-86115324-Jan-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EEXAirbus A380-86115418-Feb-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EOEAirbus A380-86116931-Jul-2014Active
EmiratesA6-EOJAirbus A380-8611822-Feb-2015Active
EmiratesA6-EOKAirbus A380-86118418-Feb-2015Active
EmiratesA6-EOLAirbus A380-8611863-Mar-2015Active
EmiratesA6-EONAirbus A380-86118819-Mar-2015Active
EmiratesA6-EOQAirbus A380-8612013-Jun-2015Active
EmiratesA6-EOSAirbus A380-86120316-Jul-2015Active
EmiratesA6-EOTAirbus A380-86120429-Jul-2015Active
EmiratesA6-EUUAirbus A380-84223827-Jan-2017Active
EmiratesA6-EVGAirbus A380-84225618-Oct-2018Active
EmiratesA6-EVKAirbus A380-8422606-Jun-2019Active
EmiratesA6-EVQAirbus A380-84227026-Nov-2020Active
Etihad AirwaysA6-APAAirbus A380-86116616-Jun-20145-Nov-2020Stored
Etihad AirwaysA6-APBAirbus A380-86117017-Sep-20143-Dec-2020Stored
Etihad AirwaysA6-APFAirbus A380-86119512-Oct-201528-May-2021Stored
Etihad AirwaysA6-APGAirbus A380-86119810-Nov-201519-Apr-2021Stored
Etihad AirwaysA6-APHAirbus A380-86119922-Dec-201523-Jun-2021Stored
Etihad AirwaysA6-APIAirbus A380-86123325-Oct-201626-Jan-2021Stored
Etihad AirwaysA6-APJAirbus A380-8612374-Jan-201726-Apr-2021Stored
Etihad AirwaysA6-APCAirbus A380-86117627-Nov-201416-Dec-2020Stored
Etihad AirwaysA6-APDAirbus A380-86118028-Apr-201411-May-2021Stored
Etihad AirwaysA6-APEAirbus A380-86119120-May-201515-Jun-2021Stored
Hi Fly9H-MIPAirbus A380-841617-Nov-200616-Mar-2021Retired
Korean AirHL7611Airbus A380-8613516-Nov-20107-Mar-2020Stored
Korean AirHL7612Airbus A380-861397-Jan-20116-Mar-2020Stored
Korean AirHL7613Airbus A380-8615916-Feb-20113-Mar-2020Stored
Korean AirHL7614Airbus A380-8616815-Mar-2011Active
Korean AirHL7615Airbus A380-8617516-May-201129-Feb-2020Stored
Korean AirHL7619Airbus A380-8619627-Jun-20124-Mar-2020Stored
Korean AirHL7621Airbus A380-86112624-Jan-20137-Mar-2020Stored
Korean AirHL7622Airbus A380-86112820-Mar-20138-Mar-2020Stored
Korean AirHL7627Airbus A380-86113012-Feb-20148-Mar-2020Stored
Korean AirHL7628Airbus A380-8611565-Mar-2014Active
LufthansaD-AIMAAirbus A380-841386-Oct-20097-May-2020Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMBAirbus A380-8414122-Jan-201013-May-2020Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMCAirbus A380-8414415-Feb-201026-Jan-2021Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMDAirbus A380-8414829-Apr-201022-Mar-2021Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMEAirbus A380-841613-Aug-201016-Apr-2021Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMFAirbus A380-8416618-Oct-201029-Apr-2020Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMGAirbus A380-8416922-Nov-201028-Apr-2020Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMHAirbus A380-841709-Dec-201014-Sep-2021Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMIAirbus A380-8417216-Nov-201122-Feb-2021Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMJAirbus A380-8417328-Nov-201130-Apr-2020Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMKAirbus A380-84114614-Oct-20135-May-2020Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMLAirbus A380-8411492-Dec-20135-May-2021Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMMAirbus A380-84117522-Oct-20141-Jun-2021Lying in wait
LufthansaD-AIMNAirbus A380-8411776-Nov-20146-May-2020Lying in wait
Malaysia Airlines9M-MNAAirbus A380-8417820-Oct-20113-Jun-2022Stored/For sale
Malaysia Airlines9M-MNBAirbus A380-8418117-Jan-201218-May-2022Stored/For sale
Malaysia Airlines9M-MNCAirbus A380-8418414-Mar-201227-Apr-2022Stored/For sale
Malaysia Airlines9M-MNDAirbus A380-8418921-May-201228-Jan-2022Stored/For sale
Malaysia Airlines9M-MNEAirbus A380-8419412-Sep-201218-Mar-2022Stored/For sale
Malaysia Airlines9M-MNFAirbus A380-84111429-Oct-201226-May-2022Stored/For sale
QantasVH-OQAAirbus A380-8421425-Jan-200810-Jul-2020Stored
QantasVH-OQBAirbus A380-8421525-Jun-200810-May-2022Maintenance
QantasVH-OQCAirbus A380-842221-Aug-200821-Jun-2021Stored
QantasVH-OQDAirbus A380-8422612-Nov-2008Active
QantasVH-OQEAirbus A380-8422718-Mar-20095-Mar-2021Stored
QantasVH-OQFAirbus A380-8422930-Mar-200914-Jul-2020Scrapped
QantasVH-OQGAirbus A380-842476-Aug-2009Active
QantasVH-OQHAirbus A380-8425028-Aug-200915-Mar-2022Maintenance
QantasVH-OQIAirbus A380-8425514-May-201025-Sep-2020Stored
QantasVH-OQJAirbus A380-842629-Sep-2010Active
QantasVH-OQKAirbus A380-842631-Apr-2011Active
QantasVH-OQLAirbus A380-8427419-Apr-201118-Jul-2020Stored
Qatar AirwaysA7-APAAirbus A380-8611376-Sep-201310-Apr-2020Stored
Qatar AirwaysA7-APBAirbus A380-8611438-Nov-20131-Apr-2020Stored
Qatar AirwaysA7-APCAirbus A380-86114511-Feb-2014Active
Qatar AirwaysA7-APDAirbus A380-86116014-May-2014Active
Qatar AirwaysA7-APEAirbus A380-86118122-Jan-2015Active
Qatar AirwaysA7-APFAirbus A380-86118924-Apr-2015Active
Qatar AirwaysA7-APGAirbus A380-8611936-Jun-2016Active
Qatar AirwaysA7-APHAirbus A380-8611976-Dec-2016Active
Qatar AirwaysA7-APIAirbus A380-86123527-Jul-2017Active
Qatar AirwaysA7-APJAirbus A380-86125412-Dec-2017Active
Singapore Airlines9V-SKAAirbus A380-84137-May-200613-Nov-2017Retired
Singapore Airlines9V-SKBAirbus A380-841519-Jul-20069-Feb-2018Retired
Singapore Airlines9V-SKCAirbus A380-84162006-00-0013-May-2018Retired
Singapore Airlines9V-SKDAirbus A380-841819-Mar-200727-Jun-2018Retired
Singapore Airlines9V-SKEAirbus A380-8411021-Dec-20075-Oct-2018Retired
Singapore Airlines9V-SKFAirbus A380-8411220-Feb-200824-Mar-2020Stored
Singapore Airlines9V-SKGAirbus A380-841197-Nov-200825-Mar-2020Stored
Singapore Airlines9V-SKHAirbus A380-8412110-Dec-200822-Mar-2020Stored
Singapore Airlines9V-SKIAirbus A380-8413412-Jan-20097-Dec-2020Stored
Singapore Airlines9V-SKJAirbus A380-8414523-Feb-200916-Dec-2020Stored
Singapore Airlines9V-SKKAirbus A380-8415110-Sep-200921-Jul-2020Stored
Singapore Airlines9V-SKLAirbus A380-8415823-Jul-201021-Feb-2021Stored
Singapore Airlines9V-SKMAirbus A380-8416529-Sep-2010Active
Singapore Airlines9V-SKNAirbus A380-841718-Nov-2010Active
Singapore Airlines9V-SKPAirbus A380-8417622-Jun-201127-Jun-2020Stored
Singapore Airlines9V-SKQAirbus A380-841793-Oct-201124-Feb-2021Stored
Singapore Airlines9V-SKRAirbus A380-841825-Sep-2011Active
Singapore Airlines9V-SKSAirbus A380-8418513-Dec-2011Active
Singapore Airlines9V-SKTAirbus A380-841923-Feb-2012Active
Singapore Airlines9V-SKUAirbus A380-84124317-Mar-2017Active
Singapore Airlines9V-SKVAirbus A380-8412477-Jun-2017Active
Singapore Airlines9V-SKWAirbus A380-84125120-Sep-2017Active
Singapore Airlines9V-SKYAirbus A380-8412535-Jan-2018Active
Singapore Airlines9V-SKZAirbus A380-84125513-Feb-2018Active
Thai AirwaysHS-TUAAirbus A380-841875-Mar-201215-Jan-2021Stored
Thai AirwaysHS-TUBAirbus A380-841936-Jun-201231-Mar-2020Stored
Thai AirwaysHS-TUCAirbus A380-84110013-Aug-20121-Apr-2020Stored
Thai AirwaysHS-TUDAirbus A380-84112212-Oct-201230-Mar-2020Stored
Thai AirwaysHS-TUEAirbus A380-84112518-Jun-201314-Apr-2020Stored/For sale
Thai AirwaysHS-TUFAirbus A380-84113124-Apr-201314-Apr-2020Stored/For sale
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