SEOUL, KOREAKorea's full-service carrier Asiana Airlines is preparing to return its superjumbos to the service as travel demand slowly surges around the world.

The carrier said its A380s will begin to fly Asiana's on long-haul routes from March 27, 2022.

The airline plans to use the A380 to operate one of its two daily rotations to Los Angeles, the other one will continue to be served with A350-900s, and its daily rotation to Frankfurt, which has been also served with an A350-900.

Asiana Airlines currently has six Airbus A380-800s in its fleet. Four are owned by the Korean operator while the other two are leased from Chinese lessor Minsheng Financial Leasing. The planes have remained grounded since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.