Double-decker disappointment: Airbus puts an end to the A380

It is the passengers who will miss this super jumbo the most, says Gilbert Ott

14 July 2019 - 00:08 By the daily telegraph

Analysing the drawn-out, billion-dollar airline negotiation breakdowns that led Airbus to abruptly end its A380 programme only 11 years after it began is a complex business, with an ultimately sad conclusion.

Blame the 2008 financial crisis, the succession of cancelled orders, the advent of better building materials elsewhere and an industry-wide shift in focus towards smaller, more fuel-efficient models and new, shorter flight routes...

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