Singapore Airlines’ new Boeing 737-800 flights to take off from March

by James Wilkinson

Singapore Airlines is set to debut its first Boeing 737-800 flights on services to Phuket, Thailand from 4 March 2021.

The move will see the carrier offer customers greater consistency in product and service across the company’s premium network as part of SilkAir’s integration with parent Singapore Airlines.

“The introduction of the Boeing 737-800 will bring about a more comfortable and seamless travel experience for customers on our regional routes,” said Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Goh Choon Phong.

“Integrating SilkAir with Singapore Airlines also allows us to be nimble and flexible in aircraft deployment, and supports our fleet and network growth strategy.”

The carrier says more SilkAir routes will be progressively transferred as nine 737-800 NG join the Singapore Airlines’ fleet.

Singapore Airlines says this would also allow the carrier to operate the aircraft to points within its current network, starting with Brunei, also in March 2021, and the airline says the the full integration of SilkAir is scheduled for completion in the 2021/22 financial year.

Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 will have 12 Business Class and 150 Economy Class seats and the airline says customers can “look forward to a step up to Singapore Airlines’ award-winning suite of in-flight offerings on regional routes”.

This includes the world-class service offered by Singapore Airlines cabin crew, enhanced food and beverage options, and the KrisWorld in-flight entertainment via a web-based platform, according to the carrier.