The A380 HL7613 dismantled in Seoul

Korean Air’s Airbus A380 is seen broken into pieces

Aircraft just 13 years old is being dismantled after being removed from service in 2020

Another Airbus A380 is turning to scrap, now one of 10 double-decker jets in the Korean Air fleet.

Images shared on social media show the huge plane broken into pieces, with the tail separated from the fuselage.

The A380 in the images had the registration number HL7613 and was manufactured in 2011, therefore, just over 13 years ago.

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The A380 HL7613 dismantled in the background a Korean Air Boeing 747-8 (Social media)

Equipped with GP7270 engines, supplied by Engine Alliance, the A380 was withdrawn from service by Korean Air in March 2020 and has been stored at Incheon Airport in Seoul since then.

The images show that the aircraft is being dismantled next to an Asiana Airlines hangar, a carrier that is being acquired by Korean Air.

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Interestingly, Korean Air still flies some of its remaining A380s. In May, four of them were active, only flying between Seoul and Los Angeles.

The A380 HL7613 dismantled in Seoul (Social media)

A fifth plane had not flown since April 18, possibly down for maintenance.

Four A380s, which were the first received by the airline, together with HL7613, have not flown for several months.

Although Korean Air has already announced that it plans to stop operating the A380, this is expected to occur when the carrier receives the first of 27 Airbus A350-1000s, which will take over long-range flights within a few years.

The A380 HL7613 when in active service (redlegsfan21)

Like Korean Air, Asiana will also get rid of its six A380s, received between 2014 and 2016 and, therefore, even newer than those of its former rival.

According to Planespotters records, 22 A380s have been dismantled to date, out of 251 manufactured. Airbus ended production of the aircraft in December 2021.


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