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  #2521062 11-Jul-2020 12:27
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Fred99:

 

I found Qantas statement from June:

 

"While most of the Group’s long-haul aircraft are expected to steadily return to service over time, there is significant uncertainty as to when flying levels will support its 12 Airbus A380s".

 

 

Qantas said a couple of weeks ago it expected its A380 fleet to be grounded until 2023

 

 


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  #2521075 11-Jul-2020 13:02
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sbiddle:

 

Fred99:

 

I found Qantas statement from June:

 

"While most of the Group’s long-haul aircraft are expected to steadily return to service over time, there is significant uncertainty as to when flying levels will support its 12 Airbus A380s".

 

 

Qantas said a couple of weeks ago it expected its A380 fleet to be grounded until 2023

 

 

 

 

So they did - with proviso that there was no guarantee than any or all would return.  Joyce:

 

“The A380s have to remain on the ground for at least three years until we see those international volumes brought back.

 

“There is a potential to bring all 12 A380s back, but there is a potential to bring less than 12 back.”

 

We'll find out in a few years.


 
 
 
 


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  #2521180 11-Jul-2020 16:11
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Fred99:

 

I found Qantas statement from June:

 

"While most of the Group’s long-haul aircraft are expected to steadily return to service over time, there is significant uncertainty as to when flying levels will support its 12 Airbus A380s".

 

sbiddle:

 

Qantas said a couple of weeks ago it expected its A380 fleet to be grounded until 2023

 


Fred99:

 

So they did - with proviso that there was no guarantee than any or all would return.  Joyce:

 

“The A380s have to remain on the ground for at least three years until we see those international volumes brought back.

 

“There is a potential to bring all 12 A380s back, but there is a potential to bring less than 12 back.”

 

We'll find out in a few years.

 

 

Qantas spent about several gazillion dollars upgrading six of the A380s within the last year or so, in fact one of them will go / has gone straight from upgrade facility to desert parking.

 

So they have a significant motivation to bring at least those six back into use.


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  #2521267 11-Jul-2020 19:28
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PolicyGuy:

 

Qantas spent about several gazillion dollars upgrading six of the A380s within the last year or so, in fact one of them will go / has gone straight from upgrade facility to desert parking.

 

So they have a significant motivation to bring at least those six back into use.

 

 

I agree - with the proviso "if and when it's profitable to do so".

 

Any possible return on book value is years away - shipping them to (not exclusively but mainly) a boneyard vs storing them at Alice springs doesn't bode well.

 

SIA is storing A380s at Alice Springs, presumably with hope they'll be able to bring them back to service.  Here's one - they start them up and taxi them from time to time:

 

 

Qantas sending their fleet where they have has an air of finality to it, like the cost of storing them locally and keeping them airworthy is too high, so bite the bullet - because they're probably doomed.

 

 

 

 


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