Singapore Airlines has announced the retirement of several aircraft.
With a $3.47 billion net loss for the first half of its fiscal year, Singapore Airlines conducted a review of its fleet, resulting in the retirement of 26 aircraft.
Singapore Airlines has spent $1.3 billion retiring these aircraft:
- Seven out of 19 Airbus A380s
- Final four Boeing 777-200ERs (retired in April 2020)
- All four remaining Boeing 777-300s
- Two Airbus A319s
- Nine Airbus A320s
Additionally, Singapore Airlines spent $127 million from the liquidation of NokScoot and retiring their seven 777-200ERs.
Around three years ago, Singapore Airlines retired five A380s - two were scrapped and one was transferred to Hi Fly who is now retiring this single A380. The retirement of seven more A380s brings Singapore Airlines’ historic A380 fleet down from 24 aircraft to 12 aircraft.
The retirement of two A319s and nine A320s is likely referring to the complete retirement of SilkAir’s Airbus fleet along with some A320 retirements coming from Singapore’s subsidiary, Scoot.
Unfortunately, the Airbus A380 is gradually continuing to be retired by more airlines.
Singapore Airlines has once again referenced the upcoming Boeing 737s that will be transferred from SilkAir to Singapore Airlines with service beginning in the first quarter of 2021, so there’s a positive outlook for customers.