World’s Largest 777 Operator Takes Fleet To 60
30 November 2006
SINGAPORE AIRLINES TAKES DELIVERY OF
BOEING 777-300ER AIRCRAFT
World’s Largest 777 Operator Takes Fleet To 60 With Deliveries
Singapore Airlines took delivery of its first two Boeing B777-300ER (extended range) aircraft on 28 November 2006, in a ceremony held at the Boeing Field in Seattle, United States.
The aircraft are the first of the 19 B777-300ERs that Singapore Airlines ordered in August 2004. Six of these new planes will be delivered before the end of 2006 and ten will be in service by mid-2007.
“With its use of new generation avionics and materials, high fuel efficiency, and commonality with our existing fleet, the B777-300ER will deliver improved operating performance,” commented Mr. Chew Choon Seng, Singapore Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer.
“The new technology we acquire with these aircraft maintains our policy of operating a young and modern fleet, striving to improve environmental performance through the integration of new technology,” he says.
All B777-300ERs will be fitted with the new suite of Singapore Airlines’ luxurious cabin products.
Customers can look forward to the industry’s largest First and Business Class seats with fully flat beds, a more spacious and comfortable Economy Class, and an enhanced KrisWorld inflight entertainment system featuring over 1,000 options, plus a suite of office applications.
Singapore Airlines will deploy its B777-300ER aircraft on routes within Asia, the United States and Europe.
The aircraft will enter commercial service on the Singapore-Paris route on 5 December 2006, and subsequently on one of the daily Singapore-Hong Kong flights (from 6 December) and Singapore-Milan-Barcelona (from 20 December) routes.
Deployment to Zurich, Seoul and San Francisco will follow in January, and Frankfurt in May, 2007.
“The cabin products set a new benchmark for the airline industry. We have transformed what customers can expect in the cabin, and taken account of the clean-sheet designs of the new generation aircraft to include new features. However, one thing which will remain unchanged is the personal service and attention from our cabin crew,” Mr Chew says.
Singapore Airlines is the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 777 family of aircraft. With these additions today, Singapore Airlines now flies 60 planes from the Boeing 777 family, and on completion of the order that number will rise to 77.