Silk Air to Purchase 68 Boeing Aircraft
Silk Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase 68 Boeing aircraft valued at about $5 billion at current prices. The agreement includes an order for 31 Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft, 23 Boeing 737-800s, and purchase rights for another 14 aircraft.
The airline, which is listed on the Singapore Exchange, is currently expanding its network, increasing its capacity on existing routes, and renewing its fleet. This new order will enable the carrier to meet its goals.
Deliveries for the aircraft will begin in 2014 and will continue up to 2021. The company representative said, "œDeliveries are due to begin in 2014 and continue to 2021, by which time the airline's fleet will have more than doubled in size."
The aircraft currently has an all-Airbus fleet, comprised of six Airbus A319-100, fifteen Airbus A320-200 and three more A320s due for delivery at the of 2013. With this new order, the carrier shifts from operating an all-Airbus fleet.
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Posted: 28 Oct 2012 14:04:50