Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SIA to order 8 Boeing 777's

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Aug 10, 2011

Singapore Airlines has agreed to order eight more Boeing 777-300ERs valued at $2.3 billion at list prices to support growth plans for the years ahead, says the company.

Deliveries of the new aircraft are scheduled to begin in the 2013/14 financial year. They will be operated by Singapore Airlines on medium and long-haul routes. The order is valued at Powered by General Electric GE90 engines, the aircraft will join 19 B777- 00ERs already in service. They will be configured in a three-class layout.

“These additional B777-300ERs will help support our ongoing program to further strengthen the Singapore Airlines network, providing more travel options to our customers,” said SIA CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong.

“The order is in line with our longstanding policy of operating a young and modern fleet…., he added.

SIAs fleet comprises 106 widebody aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. With the agreement for eight additional B777-300ERs, SIA will have firm purchase or lease orders with the two manufacturers for another 70 aircraft.

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