The Chinese carrier owns and operates five A380s, which are 10.3 years old on average. China Southern Airlines’ A380 adopts the classic three-cabin arrangement (Platinum Private Suites, First Class, and Economy Class) with 506 seats. The upper and main cabins are for passengers, with substantial cargo capacity below. The upper cabin provides 70 fully reclining business class seats and 76 economy class seats; the lower cabin is provides 8 box-type first-class seats and 352 economy class seats. The carrier’s first two A380s were retired from revenue service last autumn. For the time being, the other three remain in active service, although each of them operates only every few days. The type is deployed to Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Melbourne . China Southern Airlines is the only A380 operator in China. It stood out during the COVID-19 pandemic as it has never fully grounded the type, although its utilization was minimal. China Southern Airlines is set to retire all of its remaining A380s by the end of 2022, Chinese media has reported.