Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines Fleet & Storage Report: December 2020

Singapore Airlines is rounding off a torrid year operating its busiest schedule and highest number of passenger aircraft since the COVID-19 pandemic brought an almost complete halt to operations in April 2020. This month 70 of the airline’s wide body jets are flying a mixture of passenger and cargo-only flights.

Though we’ve already said goodbye to many older aircraft types, there’s a formal farewell this month for the airline’s longest-serving Airbus A330, and a sign of yet more new aircraft deliveries to come in the New Year.

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Looking forward we should also see the introduction of ex-SilkAir Boeing 737-800s to the Singapore Airlines fleet in 2021, plus the return of Boeing 737 MAX 8s into service.

Fleet totals

Here are the Singapore Airlines passenger fleet totals at 24th December 2020.

  CAAS Database: 135  
  Recently deregistered:
For disposal:
-1
-28
 
  In Service: 106  
  In maintenance / stored:
-36
 
  Active: 70  

The official registered aircraft data in combination with recent retirement announcements and analysis of actual flight movements over the last few weeks allows us to determine the actual ‘in service’ fleet (available to the airline) of 106 planes at 24th December 2020, 70 of which are currently active.

  Click here to see the official CAAS list of registered aircraft in Singapore at 30th November 2020.

SIA Passenger Fleet at 24th December 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’).

Type
Registered In Service Active
A330-300
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6*
0 0
A350-900
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26 26 26
A350-900 Regional
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19
19 18
A350-900 ULR
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7 7 3
A380-800 v1
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6 0 0
A380-800 v2
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4 3 0
A380-800 v3
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9 9 0
777-200
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8 0 0
777-200ER
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3 0 0
777-300
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4 0 0
777-300ER
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27 27 9
787-10
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15 15 14
Total 134 106 70

* CAAS database at 30th November 2020 reflects 7 A330s, however 9V-STC was deregistered on 21st December 2020. Data is correct at 24th December 2020.

Following confirmation that all the airline’s remaining Airbus A330s, Boeing 777-200s, Boeing 777-200ERs and Boeing 777-300s will not be returning to the fleet after COVID-19, in addition to seven older Airbus A380s, we have removed these from the ‘In Service’ column.

This reflects a future fleet of 106 aircraft, plus future near-term deliveries of Airbus A350s and Boeing 787-10s.

There will also be a number of Boeing 737-800s and potentially some Boeing 737 MAX 8s joining the fleet in 2021, as the SilkAir merger progresses.

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Fleet activity

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

An aircraft is considered ‘active’ if it has flown at least one passenger or cargo-only flight in the last 14 days.

SIA fleet activity timeline (2020)
  A350
B773
B77W
B787
Total
LH
R
ULR
Apr 16 10 4 18 15 63
May 14 9 3 18 15 59
Jun 21 12 2 11 15 61
Aug 23 14 1 4 14 56
Sep 24 13 1 7 12 57
Oct 24 13 1 4 12 54
Nov 25 17 10