SINGAPORESingapore Airlines has begun returning some of its aircraft out of the aircraft storage facility near Alice Springs, Australia.

So far, two Airbus A380s and all six Boeing 737-8 MAX jets stored at the Aussie desert flew back to the Changi Airport, where they are undergoing maintenance and refitting.

The airline has not yet set a timeline for returning the planes to service.

“Since the onset of the pandemic we’ve continued to remain nimble and flexible with aircraft deployment and monitor global demand closely,” a spokesman said.

“We currently do not have any plans to return these aircraft to service in the near term.”

Many airlines have moved their planes into aircraft storage facilities due to the downturn in air travel caused by the pandemic.