Coronavirus is now known to be aviation's biggest farewell party. It is hard to believe just one A380 is flying in the sky at the moment!
It is not even a scheduled A380 flight, but a repatriation charter operated by Lufthansa on behalf of the German Government.
At the same time, I noticed how many Boeing 747s are flying in the sky, covering almost all continents.
All but 3 of the B747s flying in the sky are cargo flights. The essential airfreight fleet has hardly been impacted by the coronavirus.
The 3 passenger B747 exceptions are:
- Lufthansa B747-8 from Frankfurt to Sao Paulo
- Lufthansa B747-400 from Christchurch to Bangkok (Repatriation Charter)
- Wamos Air B747-400 from Madrid to Miami
For Boeing 747 lovers, there is a rare piece of good news; KLM has brought back their recently retired B747 to operate more cargo flights.
What will the sky look like after coronavirus? Let me know your thoughts.