British Airways in talks to buy Singapore Airlines old A380s?

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  • Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Interesting report in Flight Global on this

    Dr Peters chief confirms BA talks on ex-Singapore Airlines A380s

    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.

    Singapore Airlines A380s set for private jet market?


    capetonianm
    Participant

    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.


    MarkivJ
    Participant

    2020 revamped club world here we come!


    rferguson
    Participant

    Interesting stuff!

    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! 🙂


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    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?


    Swissdiver
    Participant

    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…


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    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?


    Swissdiver
    Participant

    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.


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    Some months ago it was reported that Hi-Fly would be acquiring two of the older SIA A380s.

    Paywall:

    https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/58948-portuguese-acmi-specialist-hi-fly-to-add-a380s

    In German language via Aerotelegraph.com

    Portugiesische Fluglinie übernimmt zwei A380

    One of the SIA A380s has already flown to Tarbes in SW France where it is now being stored.

    http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/first-singapore-airlines-airbus-a380-now-storage


    Flightlevel
    Participant

    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.


    Swissdiver
    Participant

    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.

    Provided they can be filled in. Not happening often…


    Flightlevel
    Participant

    Relative ofcourse to the price they pay for them, appears to be a buyers market?


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    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. 😉


    MarkivJ
    Participant

    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).


    capetonianm
    Participant

    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.

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