jeffrey0032j
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SQ fleet strategy: Shift 738s from SilkAir to Scoot

Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:49 pm

According to CAPA, SQ will be shifting some 737-800s from SilkAir to Scoot. Scoot already operates A320s inherited from Tiger, and Tiger had an MOU for A320neos.

https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/singapore-airlines-fleet-strategy-737-transfers-from-silkair-to-scoot-422663
 
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Re: SQ fleet strategy: Shift 738s from SilkAir to Scoot

Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:02 pm

Interesting. I wonder if we will see SQ order 737s for Scoot, too.
 
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Re: SQ fleet strategy: Shift 738s from SilkAir to Scoot

Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:02 pm

So are they gonna order more 737s?
 
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Re: SQ fleet strategy: Shift 738s from SilkAir to Scoot

Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:33 pm

jbs2886 wrote:
Interesting. I wonder if we will see SQ order 737s for Scoot, too.

It sounds to me that it is just shifting the relatively new 738NGs over to Scoot where SIA group can spread their relative fuel “inefficiency” (hard to believe we are talking about a 737NG like that now) over more seats as Silkair receives more Maxes.

Silk air does have options for the Max that will probably eventually get exercised.
 
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Re: SQ fleet strategy: Shift 738s from SilkAir to Scoot

Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:39 am

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ot-449650/

Scoot has 39 A320neos on order. I wonder what will happen to them? Will Scoot defer their deliveries?

In the long term, will Scoot operate a mix of A320s and B737? Or like Silk Air, it will convert to B737?
 
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Re: SQ fleet strategy: Shift 738s from SilkAir to Scoot

Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:33 pm

Silk Air already have 5 of the 37 B737Max8 ordered delivered to date. At the same time, Silk Air operates 17 B737-800 in fleet.

Scoot Tigerair also have an outstanding order of 39 A320neos according to Airbus order and delivery chart. Presently TR is operating 2 A319 (all leased) and 23 A320 (9 owned, 14 leased) narrowbody aircraft. The age of the aircraft is 4.5-9.5 years with average age 6.4years for A320 and 9.4years for A319.

If Scoot takes on all the 17 B737-800 from Silk Air (average age 3.3 years now) and the 39 newly ordered A320neos and considering the retirement of of the present aircraft in service, Scoot will looking at operating with almost 50 narrow-body planes in the not too distant future (say 2020 to 2025)! That is double its present narrow-body fleet size!

Apparently, this announcement shouldn't have come as a surprise as Scoot CEO has in end May 2018 spoken to the Singapore media about expanding its fleet to 70 planes by 2022. But question remains whether it will it be operating too many planes for a small market like Singapore?

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