European plane maker Thursday said he will stop the delivery of A380 in 2021 after his main customer, a Dubai airline based on Dubai, to save their orders for the huge jetliner.
The A380, the largest airline in the world, built on first the skies 14 years ago. But Airbus's huge bets did not require many airlines to fly passenger platforms between major airport hubs than the company hoped.
The company has delivered up to 234 of the superjumbos to date, less than one-quarter of the 1,200 predicted it would sell when it introduced the double aircraft. The airlines emphasized their plans transferring their interest to lighter, fuel-efficient passenger fittings which reduced the need for ferry passengers between the large hubs.
"The announcement today is painful for us and the A380 communities around the world," said Enders. "But keep in mind that the A380 will still wander on the skies for many years and Airbus will continue to fully support the A380 operators."
Both companies stressed that superjumbo is very popular with passengers.