A Lufthansa Airbus A380.

Germany’s Lufthansa is un-retiring its Airbus A380s as demand for travel soars.
The carrier took its A380s out of service at the onset of the pandemic but could bring back as many as eight.
The 73-meter-long A380 is the world’s largest passenger plane and seats more than 500 people.

German flag-carrier Lufthansa is bringing its Airbus A380 super-jumbos back into service.Lufthansa’s Airbus A380.

The airline said it plans to un-retire the jets by 2023 as a result of surging passenger demand and delays in deliveries of other planes it has on order.Lufthansa’s Airbus A380.

Lufthansa grounded its fleet of 14 A380s during the pandemic, sending the jets to Spain for long-term storage as international travel ground to a halt. It sold six back to Airbus but has eight left.Two Airbus A380s operated by Lufthansa parked at Teruel Airport, Spain, in 2020.

At 73 meters long and 24 meters tall, the A380 is the world’s largest passenger jet. Depending on configuration, A380s can seat as many as 850 people. Lufthansa’s planes fit around 520 passengers.An Airbus A380 operated by Lufthansa.

The cabin is split into two decks. 420 economy class seats are located on the main deck, while the upper deck hosts 98 business class seats and eight first class seats.Lufthansa’s A380 seating plan.

Inside the economy cabin, the seats are laid out in a three-four-three configuration, with 42 rows of seating.Inside the cabin of the A380.

The lower deck is split into four compartments.Inside the cabin of the A380.

All of the economy class seats have monitors for in-flight entertainment…Economy class seats on a Lufthansa Airbus A380.

…as well as charging ports and control panels located on the inside of the armrest.Inside the A380.

A spiral staircase to the upper deck is located at the back of the plane.The A380 has two decks.

Business class seats are located in a two-two-two configuration.Business class seats on the Lufthansa Airbus A380.

Business class seats are fully reclinable and have adjustable headrests with reading lights, several storage areas, charging ports, and larger screens than those in economy.The business class seating of an Airbus A380 operated by Lufthansa.

First class seats are the most spacious and luxurious, with each boasting privacy partitions, ottomans which double up as storage spaces, large tray tables, and 16.5-inch entertainment screens, according to The Points Guy.First class seating in Lufthansa’s A380.

There are control panels and additional storage spaces situated in the side counters.First class seating in the A380 operated by Lufthansa.

The first class seating area is arranged in a one-two-one configuration.First class seating in the A380 operated by Lufthansa.

The first class seating area also features large bathroom spaces with vanity units.The bathroom in first class.

Lufthansa’s first Airbus A380 joined the airline’s fleet in 2010.Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel christens an Airbus A380 for Lufthansa in 2015.

Lufthansa said it’s figuring out how many of its eight A380s will be back in service by summer 2023.An A380 operated by Lufthansa lands at Frankfurt airport before the jets were decommissioned during the pandemic.

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