Alice Springs in central Australia welcomed its first ever Airbus A380 super jumbo on 26 April.
The aircraft, registration 9V-SKZ belonging to Singapore Airlines, landed at the desert airport to be put into storage as the airline grounds 138 of its 147 aircraft, including six of its A380 jets, amid the Covid-19 downturn.
Planes from multiple airlines are currently being parked at Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage (APAS) located at Alice Springs Airport. APAS is a long-term partner and own and operate an aircraft storage and maintenance facility that caters for short, medium and long term storage needs for the airline industry.
Alice Springs will eventually welcome four of Singapore Airlines’ A380s. The airport is already the temporary home of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft belonging to Silk Air.