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In Pictures - Airports Begin to Resemble Aircraft Graveyards

Date: March 23, 2020

SOURCE: FORBES
James Asquith
PHOTOS SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES

With airlines around the world grounding as much as 90% of their fleets, airports are reaching capacity due to the amount of parked aircraft. Pictures are emerging of some of the world's busiest international airports that resemble some of the infamous airplane graveyards around the world.

Lufthansa have grounded the majority of their international fleet, and at Frankfurt and Munich aircraft are parked nose-to-tail across the aprons and taxiways.

Images from global aviation hubs are increasingly comparable to Victorville in California, commonly known as aircraft graveyard. The last time scenes were comparable to what we are currently seeing was after the September 11 terrorist attacks where airspace was closed globally.

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