With the merger of Singapore Airlines with Silk Air in full swing, the airline has shared some photos of Boeing B737 which the carrier will receive when it merges with Silk Air.
Singapore Airlines has released the first official photos of its Boeing 737-800 in full SIA livery. The aircraft is one of 11 coming to the carrier from its merger with SilkAir and will be joined in due course by a number of 737 MAX 8s.
Singapore Airlines plans to put the Boeing B737s in the sky in early 2021. Singapore Airlines has revealed 9V-MGK in its completed SIA livery.
While the aircrafts registered from 9V-MGA to 9V-MGK (11 aircrafts) are all set to be received by Singapore Airlines, they will not be the same, both from inside and outside. In addition to a new livery, the airline is making a whole lot of changes inside the cabin. The carrier has put a whole $100M to refurbish the whole cabin which will include lie flat seats in business class and TV screens in both business and economy class.
CEO Goh Choon Phong commented during the airline’s recent earnings call, saying, “We can begin to expect SIA to operate its first narrowbody plane sometime by the first quarter of next year . This will give us the flexibility of deploying widebody or narrowbody operations on routes, depending on the demand.”
A spokesperson told Simple Flying today,
As stated in our Q1 FY20/21 Business Update, the full integration of SilkAir into SIA remains on track. The commercial integration of SilkAir into SIA is complete and the transition of SilkAir’s narrow body aircraft operations to SIA will begin with the Boeing 737-800 in Q4 FY20/21. The full integration of SilkAir into SIA will enable greater economies of scale for the SIA Group, allowing it to deploy the right aircraft to meet the demand for air travel as it returns.
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