Singapore Airlines (SIA) will operate the Boeing 737-800 aircraft on flights to Phuket from 4th March 2021, as part of SilkAir’s integration with the parent Airline.
More SilkAir routes will be progressively transferred, as nine 737-800 NG are set to join the SIA fleet. This would also allow SIA to operate the aircraft to points within its current network, starting with Brunei in March 2021 . The full integration of SilkAir into Singapore Airlines is scheduled for completion in the 2021/22 financial year.
“The introduction of the SIA 737-800 NG will bring about a more comfortable and seamless travel experience for customers on our regional routes. Integrating SilkAir with SIA also allows us to be nimble and flexible in aircraft deployment, it also supports our fleet and network growth strategy.”Goh Choon Phong, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Airlines.
The SIA 737-800 will have 12 Business Class and 150 Economy Class seats. It is not clear whether the seat product will be the same as Silk Air.