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- date : 20-06-01 09:56
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Toulouse, France - The Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) pushed back the delivery of its third Airbus A380 aircraft due to the ongoing global crisis.
ANA had ordered three Airbus A380s. All of them are finished and two of them already joined the long-haul fleet of All Nippon Airways.
On Marck 27, ANA's third A380 took off from the Airbus facilities in Hamburg-Finkenwerder for a test flight of almost one and a half hours.
ANA planned to receive the third A380 in April, with commercial flights due to begin in May. But the airline has suspended the connection to Hawaii, part of its decision to cut 85% of international flights in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
"The Japanese airline industry as a whole could lose about 2 trillion yen ($18.6 billion) in revenue,"
an ANA executive said.
Parent company ANA Holdings ordered three Airbus A380 airliners in 2016. The first two planes entered service last year, ferrying passengers to Honolulu.
Likened to a flying hotel, the 520-seat A380 doubles the carrying capacity of ANA's existing jets. ANA aims to use the three double-decker planes to cut into rival Japan Airlines' high market share in flights to Hawaii.
(quoted from AirLiner Watch)