Singapore Airlines to Operate Its First Boeing 737 After a 40-year Hiatus

Singapore Airlines will begin operating the Boeing 737 on the 4th of March 2021. The former SilkAir aircraft have been upgraded for shorter, regional routes. The first destinations to see the 737-800s include Phuket and Brunei. This is a former SilkAir route, which means passengers will likely see an upgraded service experience on this sub two-hour flight.

Singapore Airlines plans to phase in the nine 737-800s over this financial year, the introduction is expected to be completed by the 31st of March 2022.

Singapore Airlines hasn’t dramatically changed the layout of the 737-800s, continuing with a two-class configuration. The aircraft features 12 seats in business class (2-2) and 150 in economy (3-3). This is the same as SilkAir’s 737 layout, although Singapore Airlines has likely changed the branding onboard the aircraft.

Seatback entertainment screens are also not present, which means content can be accessed through a web-based system. However, the airline is highlighting the upgraded food and beverage selection and Singapore Airlines’ "high-quality service".

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