[Aviation Today February 4, 2014] Singapore Airlines' regional subsidiary, SilkAir, has begun a transition to an all-Boeing
fleet with the delivery of its first Next-Generation 737-800.
SilkAir Boeing Next-Generation 737-800. Photo, courtesy of Boeing.
SilkAir CEO Leslie Thng said the Boeing 737 will support the airline's network expansion program, allowing for increased capacity on existing routes and service for more destinations. The airline will receive another 53 Boeing jets for its commercial fleet, phasing out older Airbus
A320 family aircraft that it currently flies.
The new Boeing 737 will enter service for SilkAir later this month. The regional carrier is looking to use the aircraft on new routes to Cambodia, Vietnam, India and the Philippines beginning in March.