blooc350 wrote:I highly doubt SQ would completely get rid of the A380. Unlike the other A380 carries, not talking about EK, SQ can afford to charge a premium on the Singapore to London and Zurich routes as these are financial hubs. Also, they invested too much money in the cabin retrofits to get rid of it, especially with their new flag ship Suites. Like someone said easier, I see SQ trimming the A380 fleet size. Not completely retiring them.
Financial services companies are also the best positioned organizations to operate ~100% remote / zero-travel indefinitely. Stringent business continuity and resilience plans are a requirement for every sizable financial institution. Also, since money is literally riding on their well-being, they're the last people who are going to play around with any risk of catching COVID on overseas trips.
Again, to the extent the SQ A380 fleet heavily caters to that traffic, it will be at a serious disadvantage in terms of a continued use case.