Members of the Lufthansa A380 fleet that will fly again now number just two. The airline is in the process of retiring its super jumbos and a pair remain in Frankfurt in preparation for their journey to what will likely be their final storage location. D-AIMH (MSN 070) and D-AIMM (MSN 175) will be the last aircraft flown into storage.
The Lufthansa A380 fleet
At its peak the, fleet numbered 14, serving major destinations like San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Delhi. At the onset of the pandemic, like other A380 operators Lufthansa quickly stored their fleet. The first batch were stored at the end of April-beginning of May 2020 with half the fleet entering deep storage in Spain.
Where are the Lufthansa A380s now?
Most of the A380 fleet has retired to the Tarmac Aerosave facility at Teruel, Spain. 10 of Lufthansa’s 14 aircraft are there. Two aircraft in France at Tarbes and two remain in Frankfurt awaiting their last taxi to the runway.
|D-AIMA||Teruel-TEV||07 May 2020|
|D-AIMB||Teruel-TEV||13 May 2020|
|D-AIMC||Tarbes-LDE||26 January 2021|
|D-AIMD||Teruel-TEV||22 March 2021|
|D-AIME||Teruel-TEV||16 April 2021|
|D-AIMF||Teruel-TEV||29 April 2020|
|D-AIMG||Teruel-TEV||28 April 2020|
|D-AIMI||Tarbes-LDE||22 February 2021|
|D-AIMJ||Teruel-TEV||30 April 2020|
|D-AIMK||Teruel-TEV||5 May 2020|
|D-AIML||Teruel-TEV||5 May 2021|
|D-AIMN||Teruel-TEV||06 May 2020|
Sadly, this isn’t a sight we’ll ever get to see again.