Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines Fleet: December 2021

Singapore Airlines is rounding off 2021 with over 100 of its passenger aircraft back in regular service, including 7 flagship Airbus A380s.

Singapore Airlines had a bumper end to 2021 with an expansion of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) programme to a total of 24 countries, 21 of which the carrier is now serving with regular passenger flights, allowing an expansion of the operating passenger fleet to over 100 aircraft for the first time since the pandemic hit.

36 aircraft are still in storage, either at Changi or in Alice Springs, though only 15 of these are due to return to service, with the others for sale or disposal.

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Highlights for the end of the year were undoubtedly the re-entry into service for the new and refitted Airbus A380s, plus the debut of the Boeing 737-8 MAX with new cabin products.

To round off the year, the airline will take delivery of its 57th Airbus A350 on 29th December 2021.

Fleet totals

Here are the Singapore Airlines passenger fleet totals at 29th December 2021.

  CAAS Database: 144  
  Recently delivered:
For disposal:
+2
-21
 
  In Service: 125  
  In maintenance / stored:
-15
 
  Active: 110  

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 125 planes at 29th December 2021, 110 of which were recently active.

  Click here to see the official CAAS list of registered aircraft in Singapore at 2nd December 2021.

SIA Passenger Fleet at 29th December 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’).

Type
Registered In Service Active
A350-900
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27 27 27
A350-900 Regional
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22
22 22
A350-900 ULR
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7 7 7
A380-800 v1
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4 0 0
A380-800 v2
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3 2 0
A380-800 v3
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10 10 7
737-800
13
9 8
737-8 MAX
10 10 6
777-200
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6 0 0
777-200ER
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1 0 0
777-300
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2 0 0
777-300ER
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26 23 18
787-10
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15 15 15
Total 146 125 110

All the airline’s remaining registered Boeing 777-200s, Boeing 777-200ERs and Boeing 777-300s will not be returning to the fleet, in addition to five older Airbus A380s, three Boeing 777-300ERs and four Boeing 737-800s.

These are therefore excluded from the ‘In Service’ column.

This reflects a future fleet of 125 aircraft, plus future near-term deliveries of Airbus A350s, Boeing 737-8 MAXs and Boeing 787-10s.

Here’s a graphical look at the active vs. stored fleet.

Type Active / Inactive  
A350 ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ 100%
A350 R ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ 100%
A350 ULR ■■■■■■■ 100%
A380 ■■■■■■■□□□□□□□□□□ 41%
737-800 ■■■■■■■■□□□□□ 62%
777-200 □□□□□□ 0%
777-200ER 0%
777-300 □□ 0%
777-300ER ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■□□□□□□□□ 69%
787-10 ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ 100%

 


 


 

Farewell Airbus A330s

The final Airbus A330 to leave the Singapore Airlines fleet and return to its lessor was 9V-SSI, which was flown to storage in Spain on 16th October 2021.

Singapore Airlines flew a total of 34 Airbus A330s between February 2009 and April 2020, with a peak fleet of 29 of the aircraft active during 2015.

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These aircraft were only leased on five-year terms, initially as a stop-gap due to production delays for SIA’s Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s, though additional leases were later signed for the A330s, while some lease terms were extended.

Ex-SIA A330 9V-STQ had a new lease of life with Air Canada. (Photo: Dillon Chong)

Those still in service around the world after being returned by SIA include aircraft now flown by Brussels Airlines, Air Canada, Oman Air and TAP Air Portugal.

You can see a full list of ex-SIA Airbus A330s now with new operators here, and a list of those in storage