Singapore Airlines 9V-SKA (first A380 to enter commercial) is about to arrive in France for storage

After ten years of operations, Singapore Airlines’ first A380 is retired from service. The Super Jumbo will be stored at Tarbes Airport in France waiting to find a buyer.

Before leaving Singapore Airlines’ fleet, the aircraft has been painted white. Upon arrival in France, all four engines will be retired and returned to Rolls-Royce for leasing to other operators.

The first A380 entered service with Singapore Airlines on October 25, 2007 on the Singapore-Sydney route. The last flight was on 11 June 2017 between London-Heathrow and Singapore where the aircraft has been stored since then.

The second Singapore Airlines A380 (reg. 9V-SKB) will also be removed from fleet.