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New Subsidiary Airline Selects Boeing 777

22 July 2011 - Singapore Airlines’ new subsidiary airline has selected the Boeing 777-200 ahead of its launch of commercial flights next year.


The aircraft type was selected following a detailed evaluation. Aircraft will initially be acquired from parent company Singapore Airlines and reconfigured in a new seating layout.


The B777-200’s proven versatility and reliability are key deciding factors in the selection of the aircraft. The B777 family of aircraft has been a mainstay of the Singapore Airlines fleet since its introduction in 1997.


Campbell Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of the new airline, said: “The selection of the initial fleet marks another milestone in the establishment of the new airline. The process is progressing well for our launch next year.”


The new airline, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will operate under a no-frills, low-fare model serving medium and long-haul routes. It will be operated independently and managed separately from Singapore Airlines. Details of its branding, products and services, and route network will be unveiled in the coming months.





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