Aviation News

August 5, 2012

SilkAir Buys 54 Boeing 737 MAXs and 737-800s

SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX 8. (Rendering by Boeing)

Singapore’s SilkAir has committed to purchasing 54 new Boeing 737 aircraft worth $4.9 billion based on list prices.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir will pick up 31 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and 23 Boeing 737-800s.

The deal marks a bit of a coup for Boeing, as SilkAir (not to be confused with Silk Way, the cargo airline in Azerbaijan) currently operates an all-Airbus fleet of 21 Airbus A319s and A320s.

The airline serves 42 destinations in Asia and Australia.

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