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Exclusive: SIA To Defer Megatops And Jubilees  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

EXCLUSIVE: Singapore Air/Boeing -4: To Adjust Capacity
03:53 AM

SIA Delivery Deferral "Most Likely" For B777, B747

(MORE) Dow Jones Newswires 09-11-01

0856GMT=DJ EXCLUSIVE: Singapore Air/Boeing -2: Follows Airbus Deal

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--Singapore Airlines (Singapore: SIAL.SI - news) Ltd. (P.SAL) is negotiating with Boeing Co. (BA) over deferring the delivery of some of the Boeing aircraft the national carrier has ordered, an industry source told Dow Jones Newswires Friday.

The news came just one day after SIA announced that it has reached an agreement with Airbus Industrie (F.ABI) to defer the delivery of 10 Airbus aircraft.

"It's true that they are talking," the source said.

(MORE) Dow Jones Newswires 09-11-01

0907GMT=DJ EXCLUSIVE: Singapore Air/Boeing -3: 13 B-777 Due In FY03

The source said the proposed delivery postponement will "most likely" affect SIA's orders for B-777 and B-747 jets from the U.S.-based giant aircraft manufacturer.

As of Nov. 1, SIA had a total of 30 B-777s on firm order and nine B-747s on option, the source said.

According to an analyst at a U.S. brokerage, the national carrier has 13 B-777s due for delivery in the financial year ending March 31, 2003.

The move marks yet another step by the crisis-ridden SIA to ease its cash-flow by lightening capital expenditure on the global slump in air travel, and also prevent its fleet from ballooning more than the expected demand.

Thursday, SIA said Airbus has agreed to delay the delivery of 10 long-range A340-500 jets, but didn't cite a reason for the delay. The first of the five confirmed orders will be delivered October 2003, 10 months after the original schedule. The remaining four firm orders will be delivered by March 2004.

SIA has planned capital spending of around S$5.5 billion over the next two years, according to some analysts.

(MORE) Dow Jones Newswires 09-11-01

0935GMT=DJ EXCLUSIVE: Singapore Air/Boeing -4: To Adjust Capacity

The aircraft deferrals will also ease concerns over potentially excessive capacity for SIA, as global air travel continues to reel from the impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent military action in Afghanistan.

The global economic slowdown had already hurt SIA's cargo and passenger traffic, but traffic sank sharply since the attacks.

SIA's overall load factor in September fell sharply to 69.8% from 75.9% a year ago. The load factor is a measure of how efficiently an airline uses passenger and cargo capacity.

Passenger seat factor also fell to 73.1% from 80.7% in September 2000, marking the eighth month of such a decline. Cargo load factor dropped to 67.8% from 72.1% on year in September, registering the 13th month of such a slide.

Like other airlines, SIA has cut salaries, reduced flights and canceled orders as it attempts to emerge from what SIA Chief Executive Cheong Choong Kong described as the most difficult period in the airline's 29-year history.

SIA's net profit plunged 88% on year to S$134.8 million for the first half ended Sept. 30 and is expected to post its first-ever full-year loss for the year ending March 31, 2002.

Shares of SIA closed up 6.7% at S$8.80 Friday.

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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

SIA has no more B744s on order.


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

This has been reported a long time ago.

Also, SIA Cargo has Mega Ark (744F) on order.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

They want a fleet of something like 20 744F's !!

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

I hope this delay in deliveries will not last long so that we can see soon A340-500s in SIA colors.

User currently offlineA340-500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

it is good it delayed these orders early because some aircraft like 9V-SPQ are kept in the hangar until use is needed. I still wish SIA won't cancel these orders of these wonderful birds.
A340-500 The Future plane of SIA

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

TEDSKI: Yeah. In addition, I want to see my new First Class! hehe. But it's October 2003 that the A345s have been deferred to.

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