Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines Fleet & Storage Report: September 2020

Just 57 of Singapore Airlines' 130+ registered aircraft were flying in September

A slow but progressive increase in Singapore Airlines flights over the last few months will see the airline operating at around 11% of its usual capacity levels by the end of November 2020, with the carrier currently deploying nearly 60 of its passenger aircraft on a mixture of both regular and cargo-only flights, based on data for the last two weeks.

The airline continues to focus operation on its latest and most fuel efficient Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft types, with minimal Boeing 777 flying and other variants in either temporary or long-term storage.

As with previous updates, five aircraft types in the fleet remained firmly out of service in September, including all Airbus A330s and Airbus A380s.


Headline numbers

Here are the Singapore Airlines passenger fleet totals at 30th September 2020.

  CAAS Database: 132  
  For disposal: -11  
  In Service: 121  
  In maintenance / stored: -64  
  Active: 57  

The official registered aircraft data in combination with analysis of actual flight movements over the last few weeks allows us to determine the actual ‘in service’ fleet (available to the airline) of 121 planes at 30th September 2020, 57 of which are currently active.

Click here to see the official CAAS list of registered aircraft in Singapore at 31st August 2020.

Singapore Airlines Fleet at 30th September 2020

This table shows the Singapore Airlines fleet including how many of each aircraft type are legally registered (‘Registered’), available to the airline (‘In Service’) and currently operating revenue passenger or cargo flights (‘Active’).

Registered In Service Active
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8 0
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26 26 24
A350-900 Regional
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15 13
A350-900 ULR
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7 7 0
A380-800 v1
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6 6 0
A380-800 v2
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5 5 0
A380-800 v3
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8 8 0
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8 0 0
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3 0 0
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4 4 1
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27 27 7
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15 15 12
Total 132 121 57

Correct at 30th September 2020.

Here are the differences between the registered and in service fleet totals in the table above:

No longer in service (but still legally registered)

  • 777-200 9V-SQJ has already stopped flying for disposal. Stored in Singapore.
  • 777-200s 9V-SRF, -SRG, -SRH, -SRL, SRJ, SRP and SRQ are ex-NokScoot aircraft and re-joined the Singapore Airlines registered fleet in July and August 2020. They are all stored in Alice Springs and will not operate again for the airline. For eventual disposal.
  • 777-200ERs 9V-SVB, -SVC and -SVE are all stored in Alice Springs and will not operate again for the airline. For eventual disposal.

Fleet activity

Only five aircraft types remain in service with the airline, as shown in the table below outlining the number in use at each of our recent fleet update ‘snapshots’.

SIA fleet activity timeline (2020)
Aircraft Apr
Airbus A350 16 14 21 23 24
Airbus A350 Regional 10 9 12 14 13
Boeing 777-300 4 3 2 1 1
Boeing 777-300ER 18 18 11 4 7
Boeing 787-10 15 15 15 14 12

Almost all Airbus A350s and Boeing 787-10s are now in consistent use, while the deployment of Boeing 777-300s and -300ERs continues to be minimal based on recent weeks.

Here’s a graphical look at the active vs. stored fleet, including the average daily utilisation of the active aircraft during the last 14 days.

Type Active / Inactive   Average Daily Utilisation
A330-300 □□□□□□□□ 0%
A350 ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■□□ 92% 8.3h
A350 R ■■■■■■■■■■■■■□□ 93%