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SilkAir Takes Delivery of First Boeing 737-800

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Tuesday, 4 February 2014
 

SilkAir has taken delivery of its first Next-Generation Boeing 737-800. The delivery also marks the start of the Singapore-based airlines 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.

The new Boeing 737 aircraft will support our network expansion plans, said SilkAir Chief Executive Leslie Thng. The transition to an all-Boeing fleet will enable us to efficiently serve more destinations, fly longer routes and increase capacity on existing routes.

SilkAirs new 737 will enter service later this month, flying to existing destinations including in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

With the follow-on 737 deliveries, SilkAir will fly the aircraft to more destinations in Cambodia, Vietnam, India and the Philippines starting in March.

The Boeing 737-800 is the best-selling version of the highly successful Next-Generation 737 family. The Next-Generation 737 features the Boeing Sky Interior, which highlights new modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals, LED lighting that enhances the sense of spaciousness and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins.

SilkAir currently flies more than 350 weekly flights to 45 destinations in 12 countries.

SilkAir will showcase its new Boeing 737-800 at the Singapore Airshow 2014 this month.

Singapore Airshow 2014

ASIATravelTips.com / TravelNewsAsia.com will be at the Singapore Airshow 2014. Check back for full coverage from that event including exclusive HD video interviews, press conferences, new technology, flight displays and much, much more.

See also: HD Videos from the Singapore Airshow 2010, HD Videos from Asian Aerospace 2011, HD Videos from Singapore Airshow 2012 and HD Videos from Farnborough 2012.

SIA, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines, Boeing, 737-800

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