Why is Singapore Airlines taking on Boeing 737?

Singapore Airlines 737

Singapore Airlines is known for long distance service to different corners of the world. Then even if it is The longest flight in the world Or a service of Europe or Australia Australia, a fleet of carriers of long-distance widebodies is what travelers associate with Singapore Airlines. But the carrier will soon take delivery of some 11 Boeing 737-800 troops. Why is this

Silk Air’s Boeing 737 will soon be repainted in Singapore Airlines’ Lever. Photo: Anna Zvereva by Wikimedia Commons

Exploitation of SilkAir brand by Singapore Airlines

You may have already guessed from the featured / first image why Singapore Airlines (SQ) will take the Boeing 737 into its fleet. The reason is that Singapore Airlines is withdrawing its regional brand, Silkair, into the main ground carrier.

That means Silkair’s name and identity will no longer exist – even their website doesn’t already exist, instead redirecting SQ. In fact, some of the regional carrier’s aircraft will be transferred to Singapore Airlines – i.e. 11 Boeing 737-800s.

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The silk brand is slowly disappearing from the internet. Photo: Singapore Airlines

“An additional 7 737-NG aircraft (Singapore Airlines) will continue to join the fleet and give the company more flexibility to navigate the recovery recovery period.” -Singapore Airlines By Executive Traveler

Consolidation in early 2021

According to Executive Traveler, Singapore Airlines will begin absorbing the Silk Air Boeing 737 fleet in early 2021. This is exactly what the airline has said so far between January and March 2021.

Executive Traveler’s August report noted that 17 of the 17 Silkair 737-800s will be repainted as SQs. However, Data from Planespotters.net Shows that only 11 are expected to be transferred to the aircraft. 2020 has been a year of constant change, so it’s not surprising if numbers are in flux.

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There has been a big shift Happening for a while, Saying with the airline,

“Some commercial and back-office fee functions have already been consolidated, and while the Covid-19 epidemic has slowed some of our consolidation plans, we will move toward full integration with Silkair’s Singapore Airlines, as announced earlier.” Singapore Airlines by Executive Traveler

Silk Air Singapore Airlines
Silkair has been the regional arm of Singapore Airlines since 1989 when it was established as a tradewinds charter. Photo: Singapore Airlines

In fact, the process has been going on for two years already, as Simple Flying reported on November 22, 2018. Prior to the merger, Silk Air provided access to the scooters.

Business class upgrade

While most passengers prefer to fly on a widebody, Singapore Airlines aims to establish a steady experience in its fleet by opening business-class seats in the 737s. This will definitely be Upgrades from Silkair’s rejoiners. The new seat will be a vantage chair made by Thumpson Arrow.

Singapore Airlines had previously planned to upgrade the Silk Air Boeing 737 to the popular vintage model of the Mpson Aero from all their traditional recliners.

The acclaimed Thompson Vantage full-flat bed offers maximum passenger comfort while maintaining the density of the cabin. Innovative and ultra-efficient design, Vantage is acceptable on all Airbus and Boeing single and twin wing aircraft platforms. -Thompson Arrow

Thompson Arrow Vantage Layout
Visualization of what looks like the business class layout of Singapore Airlines with the vintage seat of the Singapore Mpson Arrow. Photo: Thompson Arrow

How do you feel about this move? Are you looking forward to experiencing airline service on a single-wing jet? Let us know in the comments.


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