SINGAPORE, 1 February 2021: Singapore Airlines will operate
a Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft on flights to Phuket starting 4 March 2021
following the consolidation of Silk Air into the parent company’s operations.
More SilkAir routes will be progressively transferred as
nine 737-800 NG reassigned to the SIA fleet after livery changes. The full
integration of SilkAir into Singapore Airlines is scheduled for completion in
the 2021/22 financial year. The SIA 737-800 NG will have 12 business class and
150 economy class seats.
“Integrating SilkAir with SIA also allows us to be flexible
in aircraft deployment, and supports our fleet and network growth strategy,”
said Singapore Airlines chief executive officer Goh Choon Phong.
For more than 30 years, SilkAir has been the regional wing
of Singapore Airlines, flying to 40 destinations in the Asia Pacific. Its
integration into Singapore Airlines started in earnest 28 January although the
airline confirmed the merger back in 2018.
SilkAir’s aircraft will progressively join the Singapore
Airlines fleet with a freshly painted livery, newly upholstered seats and
served by Singapore Airlines cabin crew.