When SQ made the announcement to order the -300ER, they said they would order 18. After about a few months, that number became 19, with no announcements what so ever. Anyone know how or why that happened?
|Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):|
SQ had a standing option for 777s of any kind they chose from a while back, the 18 being part of that conversion. Maybe they exercised 1 more?
|Quoting N60659 (Reply 2):|
Earlier this year, SQ converted one of their last 772ER orders to a 773ER. They still retain their 13 options announced at the time of their 773ER last year.
|Quoting Zvezda (Reply 4):|
My recollection is that the 18 were new orders, not the exercise of options, and that 13 new options were taken (good only for the B777-300ER) at the same time.
|Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):|
From their website, though the options are listed as 773ER, there is still a notice that any 777 may be ordered as part of the option agreement, at least the website still says that.