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Singapore - Singapore Airlines is continuing the phase-out process of its Airbus A380s. The airline will ferry four superjumbo jets to an aircraft boneyard in Alice Springs, Australia.

The first of four jets arrived at its long-term storage place on April 26.

SIA's 138 aircraft out of 147, including, 19 Airbus A380s,  have been grounded since March 23. The majority of the airline's fleet is stored at Singapore’s Changi airport, including planes from its low-cost subsidiaries Silkair and Scoot units.

The dry climate of Alice Springs is ideal for storing aircraft compared to the humid, tropical environment of Southeast Asia.

There are currently two Southern Airlines Airbus A380 are operational in The Asia-Pacific region. The rest (64 aircraft) is stored.

Some experts do not expect a full recovery in the air travel before 2023. This situation could accelerate the retirement of larger planes such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400.

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