On February 3, SilkAir – the regional wing of Singapore Airlines – celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first next-generation 737-800. The delivery also marked the start of the Singapore-based airline’s transition to an all-Boeing fleet. Over the coming years, Boeing will deliver a total of 23 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s to SilkAir.
SilkAir Chief Executive Leslie Thng commented: “The new Boeing 737 aircraft will support our network expansion plans. The transition to an all-Boeing fleet will enable us to efficiently serve more destinations, fly longer routes and increase capacity on existing routes.”
SilkAir says its new 737 will enter service later this month, flying to existing destinations including in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. With the follow-on 737 deliveries, the airline will fly the aircraft to more destinations in Cambodia, Vietnam, India and the Philippines starting in March.