Singapore Airlines to retire its first A380 (reg. 9V-SKA) and store it in France next week

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

According to Bloomberg, the A380 registered 9V-SKA (MSN003) is in preparation for its ferry flight to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées airport, France.

Before leaving Singapore Airlines’ fleet, the aircraft will be 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.