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Singapore Airlines to commence Boeing 737 services in March, First time in 40 years

Singapore Airlines will start operating flights with the Boeing 737 starting on March 4th, 2021.

Nine former Silk Air 737-800s have been acquired by Singapore airlines with the first flight to be operated to Phuket.

The new 737 fleet of Singapore Airline consists of former Silk Air 737-800s and MAXs. Brand new 737 MAX’s are also expected to arrive.

Singapore Airlines’ 737-800s will feature a total of 162 seats, including 12 business class seats and 150 economy seats.

The airline remained as an all wide-body jet operating airline for a long time last flying the 737s 40 years ago.

The merger between Singapore Airlines and Silk Air which was first announced in 2018, is likely be completed by early to mid this year.

The routes previously flown by Silk Air are being divided between Scoot and Singapore Airlines.

Both Singapore Airlines and Silk Air operated to Velana International Airport from Singapore. Singapore Airlines operated their wide-body jet aircraft; the A330’s and B787’s while Silk Air operated using the Boeing 737’s.

In the future, the airline may operate both the aircraft type to VIA depending on passenger demand.



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