Spotters at Cotswold Airport have noticed that Portuguese airline, TAP Air Portugal has so far sent 6 Airbus aircraft for storage, their future currently unknown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft currently comprise of:
- CS-TTV – Airbus A319
- CS-TTE – Airbus A319
- CS-TTF – Airbus A319
- CS-TTU – Airbus A319
- CS-TNG – Airbus A320
- CS-TNI – Airbus A320
The average age of these aircraft currently stored is around 20 years old, with the airline using the newer Embraer and Airbus neo jets the future of these aircraft with TAP is uncertain, they may get a new life with another operator or be scrapped on site.
TAP Air Portugal is the main flag carrier of Portugal, with a fleet of 88 aircraft the airline serves 93 destinations across the globe having started commercial services in September 1946.