Singapore Airlines decided to end lease on their oldest Airbus A380
Singapore Airlines became the launch customer and first airline to operate the Airbus A380-800. The first flight was on 25 October 2007. Singapore Airlines placed orders for nineteen Airbus A380s with six options. The first flight was a return trip from Singapore to Sydney, with a flight designation of SQ380. The airline also uses the A380 to serve commemorative or seasonal flights. In 2012, Singapore Airlines agreed to order five more A380s, to be delivered from 2017.
The A380 has proven exceptionally popular with customers since its inaugural flight in 2007. The aircraft is operated to Auckland, Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New Delhi, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo Narita and Zurich.
“Our first five Airbus A380s are on 10-year leases, with options to extend. The first expires in October 2017, and we have decided not to extend it,” Singapore Airlines said in a statement.
Singapore Airlines currently has 67 orders in total for the Airbus A350-900 and A350-1000 (of which 4 have already been delivered), and 30 more orders for the Boeing 787-10.