British Airways in talks to buy Singapore Airlines old A380s?Back to Forum
Interesting report in Flight Global on this
German asset manager Dr Peters is in talks with British Airways and other prospects on the potential sale of A380s as it prepares to receive four of the jets back from lessee Singapore Airlines.
We have written previously about these A380s, which are very early ones.15 Nov 2017
Sounds like buying someone else’s castoff problems, but if it’s cheap and tatty enough it’s probably right for BA’s current strategy under the charmless pennypinching Catalan.15 Nov 2017
I remember Willie Walsh saying previously when asked if BA were interested in more A380’s that they were but not at new prices and would consider the second hand market.
Maybe SQ could do BA a favour and leave the 1-2-1 configuration in J! 🙂15 Nov 2017
SQs earliest A380s were heavier than later models and consequently are not as efficient.
I doubt BA would deliberately buy an inefficient aircraft, but what did I know?
I guess this is some kite flying by the lessor, to try to generate interest.
As these aircraft are ~10 yeas old, I wonder if they may realise more if parted out?15 Nov 2017
Emirates could consider them or use them to push the price of new ones down as it seems they currently snub Airbus at their Airshow…
Does EK need any?
It was reported that EK was negotiation with Airbus to buy more. So I guess they want to expand further.
P.S.: Sorry, I pressed by mistake on the report button. Tom: we really need to move this one elsewhere or to give us the option to “un-report” as too often, users are pressing by mistake.15 Nov 2017
Some months ago it was reported that Hi-Fly would be acquiring two of the older SIA A380s.
In German language via Aerotelegraph.com
One of the SIA A380s has already flown to Tarbes in SW France where it is now being stored.15 Nov 2017
BA is keeping 747s in service to 2024 (subject fuel price?) so a good idea since 380s are far more efficient/pax and at a good price and well maintained like BA’s 747s.15 Nov 2017
Sounds like buying someone else’s castoff problems, but if it’s cheap and tatty enough it’s probably right for BA’s current strategy under the charmless pennypinching Catalan.
Sorry to be pedantic Capetonian, but he’s actually Basque. 😉15 Nov 2017
Relative ofcourse to the price they pay for them, appears to be a buyers market?
Agree! Plus, I don’t BA would have any difficulty filling up an A380 all year round from high yield markets like Chicago, Boston, etc. (cities that get summer service). Well, even India (except that the yields won’t be that high).16 Nov 2017
Thank you for correcting me, LP. My wife, who is Catalan, told me once that Cruz was from BCN. It seems in fact that he spent a substantial part of his career, if that’s the right word in his case, working there.
You are correct, he is from Bilbao. I am glad we don’t have to bear the stigma of a shared culture with him.16 Nov 2017