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Qatar Airways to half the A380 schedule to Bangkok in the summer

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Qatar Airways is reducing its Airbus A380 service to Bangkok by half next summer. Schedule data from Cirium reveals that the airline will operate only one daily flight from April 2024, compared to the previously scheduled two daily flights during the summer months. The reduction in A380 flights to Bangkok is part of Qatar Airways’ plan to phase out the aircraft and prioritize the use of A350s instead. Currently, Qatar Airways operates eight A380s, but the airline believes that the A380 has no long-term future with them.

Despite the reduction in A380 flights to Bangkok, Qatar Airways will continue to operate the A380 on other routes such as Doha to London Heathrow, Perth, and Sydney. This summer, the airline operated double daily A380 flights to Bangkok, but next summer, it will reduce the frequency to one A380 flight per day. However, Bangkok will still have A380 service from other airlines such as Emirates and Asiana.

It is worth mentioning that the A380 service to Paris Charles de Gaulle will also be discontinued from April next year, as per the current schedule data. Qatar Airways had introduced A380 flights to Paris in July this year, operating four days per week. The service will be reduced to three times weekly for November to March, and then completely phased out from April.

The decision to reduce A380 flights to Bangkok and discontinue the service to Paris is influenced by various factors, including the airline’s preference for A350s, ongoing disputes with regulators, and the overall long-term viability of the A380 for Qatar Airways. However, Qatar Airways is committed to repairing and returning its damaged A350s to service and acquiring new models of the aircraft.

Current schedule filings indicate that the A380 will be seen in Qatar colors on four routes, per below:

Route Frequency
Doha – Bangkok Daily
Doha – London Heathrow Twice Daily
Doha – Perth Daily
Doha – Sydney Daily



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