Singapore Airlines will resume A380 services

The news for the A380 fans continues to get exciting. Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard that Qatar Airways and British Airways are bringing out their A380s from storage to meet the increased traffic as the world opens up to travel slowly. Now, we can add one more name to the list, Singapore Airlines.

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Singapore Airlines to resume A380 services for Vaccinated Travel Lane flights.

Singapore has been slow to open up to the world, having aimed for a Covid-zero strategy for a long time. They recently opened up a vaccinated travel lane (VTL) with Germany, where if you got on a particular VTL-designated flight (you need to be fully vaccinated to be accepted on these flights). There on, they have opened up the VTL arrangements with Brunei, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States with effect from October 18, 2021. The Republic of Korea joins in on November 2021.

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Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suites Class

Now, SQ had grounded the A380 back in the day before the pandemic. Since then, Singapore Airlines’ A380s have been in storage in Alice Springs, Australia. Singapore Airlines had a total of 20 A380s, one of which they let off the lease and was taken up by Hi fly, the chartered airline operator based in Europe. Singapore Airlines retired seven A380s to keep a dozen strong fleet of A380s for their operations.

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Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class

Singapore Airlines will bring back the A380 into service to operate these VTL flights between Singapore and London, which will be operated from November 18, 2021, onwards. Before this, Singapore Airlines will operate daily flights between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, which might be the shortest A380 flight globally, from November 4, 2021, onwards to bring their flight crew up to speed with the A380 operations once again.

More flights are expected to be announced with the A380s in the coming days as well.


It is great to see the A380 back in operation with one more airline, and while at it, with one of the most exciting A380 airline products out there. Singapore Airlines will resume A380 operations on November 4, with flights between Singapore and Malaysia, and then the plane will take over the VTL flight between Singapore and London.

Are you excited about the return of the Airbus A380 on Singapore Airlines?

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  1. When we are flying to Singapore, from India please let me know my daughter is getting new baby so nobody is there take care of baby and mother , when the open India to Singapore flights please tell me thank you

    • Please ask current Aviation minister this question because India and Singapore does not have air-bubble agreement. As per his statement, there is not enough demand for international travel from India (except for the air bubbles) and so he has decided not to allow scheduled international flights.

  2. Brilliant absolutely brilliant I was hoping they would keep this magnificent aircraft as I have been on it twice and I really was upset too hear it was going to be taken out of service I have problems with my health travelling long distances stuck in smaller aircraft and found this aircraft easy to cope with better please please don’t get rid of this beautiful aircraft

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