SQTalk  

Go Back   SQTalk > Singapore Airlines > All About Singapore Airlines

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 4th July 2020, 09:36 AM   #1456
flyguy
SQTalk Solitaire PPS
 
Join Date: 21-Dec-2006
Posts: 1,837
Default

hmmm doubt so as Scoot have been flying to HKG using its 787 and its load factor is still poor with reported only about 50 - 60 pax on average. Think if any A380s were to fly, it would be SIN-LHR-SIN when UK opens up to Singapore and perhaps the earliest time would be in mid Nov/Dec

Last edited by flyguy; 4th July 2020 at 10:22 AM..
flyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th July 2020, 02:06 PM   #1457
sbs2716g
SQTalk PPS Club
 
Join Date: 08-Nov-2016
Posts: 509
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yuuka_miya View Post
A part of me wonders whether SKN could be pressed into service for flights to HKG - I expect plenty of demand from there especially given recent happenings.
Plenty of demand from HKG? The protests have been going for many months and the demand have dropped a lot during that period.

So now the demand is back due to the new law? Can HKG ppl come to Singapore in the first place?
sbs2716g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th July 2020, 12:38 PM   #1458
sbs2716g
SQTalk PPS Club
 
Join Date: 08-Nov-2016
Posts: 509
Default

Hi-Fly have removed some of the seats for one of the ex-SQ A380 to carry more cargo.


https://onemileatatime.com/hi-fly-a380-cargo/
sbs2716g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th July 2020, 11:24 AM   #1459
9V-SPL
SQTalk Solitaire PPS
 
9V-SPL's Avatar
 
Join Date: 26-Dec-2006
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,070
Default

9V-SKJ is currently out on an air-test as SQ8899.
__________________
Singapore Airlines - A great way to fly...
9V-SPL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2020, 05:22 PM   #1460
flyguy
SQTalk Solitaire PPS
 
Join Date: 21-Dec-2006
Posts: 1,837
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 9V-SPL View Post
9V-SKJ is currently out on an air-test as SQ8899.
Will she be flying to Alice Springs for storage?

Last edited by flyguy; 19th July 2020 at 05:39 PM..
flyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st July 2020, 08:59 AM   #1461
boing
SQTalk PPS Club
 
Join Date: 27-Oct-2008
Posts: 688
Default

9V-SKK is on its way to Alice Springs.
boing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st July 2020, 11:09 AM   #1462
flyguy
SQTalk Solitaire PPS
 
Join Date: 21-Dec-2006
Posts: 1,837
Default

Looks like SIA's fleet of A380s will not be flying pax until early next year in 2021. That's not good for the pilots of A380s as they would not have been flying for 8 to 10 months or even more.
flyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2020, 06:11 AM   #1463
Avenger777
SQTalk Elite Gold
 
Join Date: 30-Sep-2015
Posts: 114
Default

https://www.flightglobal.com/sia-a38...139532.article

I don’t think SQ will completely get rid of the A380. If anything I think they’ll trim the fleet size.
Avenger777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2020, 10:19 AM   #1464
FlyBoy
SQTalk PPS Club
 
Join Date: 25-Apr-2009
Posts: 332
Default

Be lucky to see the newer A380s fly again. The original batch they won't fly again

SQ has more than enough A350s to cover demand for many years

You probably won't see an A380 fky again until a vaccine is around for 6 months or more. Maybe this time next year if we are lucky
FlyBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2020, 12:46 PM   #1465
FN-GM
SQTalk Solitaire PPS
 
FN-GM's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-Dec-2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,517
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyBoy View Post
Be lucky to see the newer A380s fly again. The original batch they won't fly again

SQ has more than enough A350s to cover demand for many years

You probably won't see an A380 fky again until a vaccine is around for 6 months or more. Maybe this time next year if we are lucky
What is this speculation based on?
FN-GM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st August 2020, 12:59 PM   #1466
FlyBoy
SQTalk PPS Club
 
Join Date: 25-Apr-2009
Posts: 332
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
What is this speculation based on?

Common sense
FlyBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2020, 12:30 AM   #1467
alian
SQTalk PPS Club
 
Join Date: 29-Feb-2016
Location: Singapore
Programs: SQ PPS
Posts: 380
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyBoy View Post
Common sense
I kinda concur. IATA did say airline industry wonít recover till 2024.

Even if vaccine is out by early next for commercial itíll take years to vaccinate the world and there will be resistance and politic etc so ability fly big jumbos would be a talk order.

a) number of pax on a plane
b) countries permitting travel in and out
c) businesses willing to pay for travel
d) peopleís budget. Short n medium haul I believe will be strong in recovery but long and ultra long and premium is going to be tricky.

Lots of factors in play and itís not kind to an A380.

I love the A380 but love sometimes just ainít enough.
alian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2020, 12:58 PM   #1468
flyguy
SQTalk Solitaire PPS
 
Join Date: 21-Dec-2006
Posts: 1,837
Default

It does look like the A380s as a whole in the world's airline fleet are diminishing with many other major carriers retiring their A380s much earlier than expected like that of Air France, Lufthansa, Emirates, even Qatar etc. SIA will very likely retires its older 4 A380s which have wing issues anyway or more, and don't see SIA refitting the rest of its A380s to its ver 3 layout. SQ have 8 A380s which are over 10 years old.

Last edited by flyguy; 3rd August 2020 at 11:15 AM..
flyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Comedy Awards Master Thread MAN Flyer Small Talk 217 21st December 2016 03:47 PM
[MASTER THREAD] Starwood Promotions HUGE AL Hotels and Hotel Programs 5 20th June 2012 05:53 PM
ARN to SYD flight questions - Master Thread chrloc All About Singapore Airlines 30 30th December 2008 07:16 PM
Suggestion: SQ Master Thread and Small questions thread singaporu_kooku SQTalk.com Site & Technical Issues 1 19th November 2008 03:29 AM


All times are GMT +8. The time now is 09:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Techadmin: Luke | Hosting: www.lomag.net