The A380 Program Might Be Dead, But You Can Still Fly on One

Feb 15, 2019

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With a dwindling backlog of A380 orders, airlines cancelling orders, no interest in the secondary market for leased planes that have been returned to their owners and no one rallying around the superjumbo, Airbus has officially announced the end the A380 program.

The current world-wide fleet of A380s stands at 232, with Emirates leading the pack with 109, and it will add 14 more before the A380 program is entirely kaput in 2021.

While Airbus might be winding down the manufacturing of new A380s, you can still fly on the superjumbo with a number of carriers including the TPG award-winning Emirates First Class.

Here is a list of current carriers that still fly A380s, along with the number of superjumbos left in their fleets:

If you are looking to catch a ride on one of these behemoth planes with points or miles, check out our guide before you book your flight. You still have plenty of options to log some time in the air on board an A380.

A380 Routes Departing U.S. Cities:

Boston (BOS)

  • BOS to London Heathrow (LHR) on British Airways
  • BOS to Dubai on Emirates (Limited Time)

Dallas (DFW)

  • DFW to Sydney (SYD) on Qantas

Houston (IAH)

  • IAH to Frankfurt (FRA) on Lufthansa
  • IAH to Dubai (DXB) on Emirates

Los Angeles (LAX)

  • LAX to London Heathrow (LHR) on British Airways
  • LAX to Sydney (SYD) on Qantas
  • LAX to Paris (CDG) on Air France
  • LAX to Dubai (DXB) on Emirates
  • LAX to Guangzhou (CAN) on China Southern
  • LAX to Seoul (ICN) on Korean Air or Asiana Airlines
  • LAX to Melbourne (MEL) on Qantas
  • LAX to Frankfurt (FRA) on Lufthansa

Miami (MIA)

  • MIA to Munich (MUC) on Lufthansa

New York JFK:

  • JFK to Paris (CDG) on Air France
  • JFK to Frankfurt (FRA) on Lufthansa or Singapore Airlines
  • JFK to Seoul (ICN) on Korean Air or Asiana Airlines
  • JFK to Dubai (DXB) on Emirates
  • JFK to Milan (MXP) on Emirates
  • JFK to Abu Dhabi (AUH) on Etihad

San Francisco (SFO)

  • SFO to Dubai (DXB) on Emirates
  • SFO to Paris (CDG) on Air France
  • SFO to London (LHR) on British Airways
  • SFO to Frankfurt (FRA) on Lufthansa

Washington DC (IAD)

  • IAD to Dubai (DXB) on Emirates
  • IAD to Paris (CDG) on Air France

Featured photo by Alberto Riva / The Points Guy.

*Correction Jan. 15, 2019 10:00am ET: This story has been updated with the correct airport codes for Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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