Singapore Airlines shocked the commercial aviation market yesterday by confirming that it will not be extending the ten-year lease on its first A380 aircraft, which expires in October next year. The announcement came as a surprise to many since the general market consensus was that the airline would likely extend the leases on its A380s and refresh the interiors, specifically to revitalize the business class section with new lighter seats and also add the much belated premium economy option. Market sources suggest a deal was on the table as much as a few weeks ago but with this news it

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