Singapore Airlines Starts SilkAir Integration With Transfer of Nine Boeing 737-800 NGs
Singapore Airlines will begin Boeing 737-800 NG operations in March with service to Phuket. SilkAir’s routes will be progressively transferred to SIA, starting with service to Brunei in March 2021 and the complete integration will be completed in FY 2021/2022.
On Thursday (January 28, 2021) Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that they will begin Boeing 737-800 NG service in March with flights to Phuket as nine aircraft are transferred from the SilkAir fleet. Silk Air’s routes will also be progressively transferred to SIA, starting with service to Brunei in March 2021, and the complete integration of the carrier is expected to be completed in the 2021/2022 financial year.
In Thursday’s announcement, Singapore Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer, Goh Choon Phong, said,
“The introduction of the SIA 737-800 NG will bring a more comfortable and seamless travel experience for customers on our regional routes. Integrating SilkAir with SIA also allows us to be nimble and flexible in aircraft deployment, and supports our fleet and network growth strategy.”
Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 NGs will be configured with 12 Business and 150 Economy Class seats and customers can look forward to SIA’s award-winning suite of inflight offerings on regional routes. Guests will also enjoy enhanced food and beverage choices and the KrisWorld inflight entertainment (IFE) system via a web-based platform.
Source: Singapore Airlines