This month we learned that Singapore Airlines has managed to sell seven of its surplus Boeing 737-800 aircraft fairly quickly, with the jets now set to enjoy a new lease of life with Virgin Australia. The aircraft had been inherited by the mainline carrier following a merger with SilkAir earlier this year.
In other news some of the Airbus A350s have been enjoying some extra work for the military, with trips to Idaho, USA and Paya Lebar Air Force Base this month, in addition to their usual duties.
The penultimate Airbus A330 also looks set to make an imminent final departure.
Here are the Singapore Airlines passenger fleet totals at 31st August 2021.
|In maintenance / stored:
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 115 planes at 31st August 2021, 91 of which were recently active.
Click here to see the official CAAS list of registered aircraft in Singapore at 2nd August 2021.
SIA Passenger Fleet at 31st August 2021
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’).
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, four Boeing 777-300ERs and seven Boeing 737-800s.
These are therefore excluded from the ‘In Service’ column.
Additionally, all currently registered Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft, which are awaiting re-certification, are excluded from the ‘In Service’ column for the time being.
This reflects a future fleet of 115 aircraft, plus future near-term deliveries of Airbus A350s, Boeing 737-8 MAXs and Boeing 787-10s.
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 monthly fleet update ‘snapshots’, from April 2020 to date.
|SIA fleet activity timeline (2020)|
|SIA fleet activity timeline (2021)|
Here’s a graphical look at the active vs. stored fleet.
|Type||■ Active / □ Inactive|