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Thu May 20, 2021 1:44 am

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rjbesikof wrote:
LAXintl wrote:
Will resume NRT-LAX on June 16th with 77W - 5x weekly

https://www.businessinsider.com/singapo ... mer-2021-5


It's interesting that this route is being flown with a 77W instead of an A350 and that is either for the additional cargo uplift or they actually think there will be F demand. I think it is the former or else they likely could have removed an A350 from Europe or AUS to fly this route since the 77W burns more fuel so there would be more fuel saving if it is put on a shorter long haul route than the SIN-NRT-LAX trip.

Also they probably need to keep more 777 pilots with an active type rating.


I believe it is the 777W because the A350 fleet is fully deployed and there are no spare A350 frames available for this service.
 
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Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:37 am

According to what factors does SIA choose a plane to do cargo flights? They have been doing a few cargo charters here since July 23rd for the first time since 2020 with 77W and 78X recently and they carried very less amounts of cargo. Yesterday's 77W carried less than 10,000 kg of cargo here from SIA-KTM and 2000kg of cargo from KTM-SIA. That's even lower than what A320 cargo flights carry here on average.

Do they just randomly go with what plane's available without any consideration of how much cargo is there to be carried?
 
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Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:15 pm

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tommy1808 wrote:
Well, SIA just axed my FRA-SIN flight yesterday, and my SIN-HKT flight today, pushing the FRA-SIN to the previous day and the SIN HKT segment to the next. And this flight is in October ....
I wonder what else they are cutting or scaling down in frequency. And why ....


What? October? That is very early to finalise flights plan. Most airlines are doing schedule 1-2 months at a time currently. Why SQ needs to adjust flights in October now? Maybe a system mistake?

October isnt early to start finalizing schedules at all. Ive had adjustments to my flights done by WN and AA this past week, for flights occurring in October.


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Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:27 am

Looks like SIA has started doing 787-10 passenger flights to Kathmandu recently. Quite the upgrade from Silk Air 737-800 and SIA 737-800 that we used to get.
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Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:46 am

Niloko wrote:
According to what factors does SIA choose a plane to do cargo flights? They have been doing a few cargo charters here since July 23rd for the first time since 2020 with 77W and 78X recently and they carried very less amounts of cargo. Yesterday's 77W carried less than 10,000 kg of cargo here from SIA-KTM and 2000kg of cargo from KTM-SIA. That's even lower than what A320 cargo flights carry here on average.

Do they just randomly go with what plane's available without any consideration of how much cargo is there to be carried?

I would guess it is because they got to keep their aircrews flying to retain their ratings. Its probably better than flying the plane on non revenue training flights.
 
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Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:12 am

Can anyone clarify where we are with SQ 787-10s?

In February we were told that 14 787s had been swapped in favour of more 777-9s.

https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/s ... 43.article

We were told that 15 787-10s had been delivered with now only 15 more to come.

Boeing confirm that 15 have been delivered so far but still say that SQ have ordered 42 in total.

These numbers don't add up.

15 + 15 = 30.

42 - 14 = 28.
 
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Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:23 am

PM wrote:
Can anyone clarify where we are with SQ 787-10s?

In February we were told that 14 787s had been swapped in favour of more 777-9s.

https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/s ... 43.article

We were told that 15 787-10s had been delivered with now only 15 more to come.

Boeing confirm that 15 have been delivered so far but still say that SQ have ordered 42 in total.

These numbers don't add up.

15 + 15 = 30.

42 - 14 = 28.


They ordered 49 and converted 15 to 11 779s, leaving 34 787s.
 
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Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:31 am

ZK-NBT wrote:
PM wrote:
Can anyone clarify where we are with SQ 787-10s?

In February we were told that 14 787s had been swapped in favour of more 777-9s.

https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/s ... 43.article

We were told that 15 787-10s had been delivered with now only 15 more to come.

Boeing confirm that 15 have been delivered so far but still say that SQ have ordered 42 in total.

These numbers don't add up.

15 + 15 = 30.

42 - 14 = 28.


They ordered 49 and converted 15 to 11 779s, leaving 34 787s.

Thanks. But the Boeing O&D pages still show 42 orders. That's why I'm confused.
 
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Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:42 am

SO SQ Will only offer SIN-CEB on the 737 even Silk is SQ NOW ?? can we get maybe a 350 or 789 on this route? also 2nd question any more US expansion and is SIN SEA back yet..?
 
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Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:20 am

PM wrote:
ZK-NBT wrote:
PM wrote:
Can anyone clarify where we are with SQ 787-10s?

In February we were told that 14 787s had been swapped in favour of more 777-9s.

https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/s ... 43.article

We were told that 15 787-10s had been delivered with now only 15 more to come.

Boeing confirm that 15 have been delivered so far but still say that SQ have ordered 42 in total.

These numbers don't add up.

15 + 15 = 30.

42 - 14 = 28.


They ordered 49 and converted 15 to 11 779s, leaving 34 787s.

Thanks. But the Boeing O&D pages still show 42 orders. That's why I'm confused.


It’s all screwy because of Scoot. There are two events that are missing in this discussion. In Oct 2018 SQ converted 2 to 788s for Scoot, and this past June converted 2 more to 789s for Scoot and transferred 5 to a lessor in a pre delivery sale-lease back deal. The transfer and one of the Scoot swaps seem to reflected in the historic order entry. The other Scoot transfer and 777X swap does not seem to. The unfulfilled section for SQ seems to be correct. It says 8 which matches what SQ says after their June changes, as the further 5 (for 13 total) will be under lessor’s name in Boeing’s book.

Of course when tally up all the math that still leaves 3 planes unaccounted for (28 SQ (including 5 now with lessor) + 14 swapped + 4 publicly to Scoot = 46).
 
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Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:41 am

Polot wrote:
PM wrote:
ZK-NBT wrote:

They ordered 49 and converted 15 to 11 779s, leaving 34 787s.

Thanks. But the Boeing O&D pages still show 42 orders. That's why I'm confused.


It’s all screwy because of Scoot. There are two events that are missing in this discussion. In Oct 2018 SQ converted 2 to 788s for Scoot, and this past June converted 2 more to 789s for Scoot and transferred 5 to a lessor in a pre delivery sale-lease back deal. The transfer and one of the Scoot swaps seem to reflected in the historic order entry. The other Scoot transfer and 777X swap does not seem to. The unfulfilled section for SQ seems to be correct. It says 8 which matches what SQ says after their June changes, as the further 5 (for 13 total) will be under lessor’s name in Boeing’s book.

Of course when tally up all the math that still leaves 3 planes unaccounted for (28 SQ (including 5 now with lessor) + 14 swapped + 4 publicly to Scoot = 46).

Thanks. I wondered if Scoot was a factor. And I'm glad it's not just me that's confused!

The question now is, where does this leave RR? Boeing will have been happy to swap 787s for 777s but do SQ now owe RR something for the cancelled engines?
 
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Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:52 am

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SO SQ Will only offer SIN-CEB on the 737 even Silk is SQ NOW ?? can we get maybe a 350 or 789 on this route? also 2nd question any more US expansion and is SIN SEA back yet..?

Oh really.... Just because you want a widebody? If CEB can fill 30+ C class seats on a constant basis then maybe, but forget about this if can't.

Also 1) SQ's A350 fleet is stretched right now and 2) They don't have 789 in SQ fleet only 78X.

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Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:51 pm

I was wondering if the A321NEO has a place in SQ’s fleet? I know that MI transitioned to the 737MAX and SQ inherited the type, however I think it can give SQ some flexibility for flights to India, China, Japan and key SE Asian routes.
 
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Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:47 pm

kriskim wrote:
I was wondering if the A321NEO has a place in SQ’s fleet? I know that MI transitioned to the 737MAX and SQ inherited the type, however I think it can give SQ some flexibility for flights to India, China, Japan and key SE Asian routes.

The 737MAX has no problem with India, China, and key SE Asian routes. Silk Air has long been operating to those places with A320ceos or 737NGs-most are at most around the same length as your basic US transcon flight. Longer range A321neos might just open northern Japan and the ME, but they have plenty of A350s (“regionals” or not) and 787-10s to operate there.

Scoot operates the A321neo. I don’t see SQ doing the same in the near future, partially for brand reasons (I think they still want to minimize using narrow bodies on longer flights).
 
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Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:59 pm

Since there have been mergers,is Coimbatore back on SQ groups radar for re-opening?.looking to connect from LAX.
 
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Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:05 am

kriskim wrote:
I was wondering if the A321NEO has a place in SQ’s fleet? I know that MI transitioned to the 737MAX and SQ inherited the type, however I think it can give SQ some flexibility for flights to India, China, Japan and key SE Asian routes.

I think prior to merging SQ with MI, the SIA Group has decided to clearly differentiate the products of its LCC (TR) and the mainline. That was why MI migrated from A320ceo to B737NG and later, B737Max. TR just went from A320ceo to A320/321Neo.

With SQ's current short haul and regional route network, there is no route that the B737NG and B737Max cannot operate. Longer routes will just be operated by A359/ B78X.
 
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Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:48 am

flee wrote:
With SQ's current short haul and regional route network, there is no route that the B737NG and B737Max cannot operate. Longer routes will just be operated by A359/ B78X.

Almost. Most (if not all) of eastern Australia has now gone to regional eqp for SQ.

As stated, it's 78X and A359 (9V-SH* regional series), but still.
 
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Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:54 am

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As stated, it's 78X and A359 (9V-SH* regional series), but still.

Yes. those regional A359s essentially replaced their A333s.
 
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Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:14 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
flee wrote:
With SQ's current short haul and regional route network, there is no route that the B737NG and B737Max cannot operate. Longer routes will just be operated by A359/ B78X.

Almost. Most (if not all) of eastern Australia has now gone to regional eqp for SQ.

As stated, it's 78X and A359 (9V-SH* regional series), but still.


That's only temporary for SYD and MEL. Looking ahead, they will be getting back to the B77W (and A388 tentatively).
 
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Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:28 pm

I was recently looking at a flight in November on SQ LHR-SIN. Aircraft type was showing as an A380. I know many times airlines just toss in an aircraft as a placeholder and update with the correct model closer to departure. Is this the probable case here, or did SQ return some A380s to service and I just didn't notice?
 
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Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:04 pm

mikesbucky wrote:
I was recently looking at a flight in November on SQ LHR-SIN. Aircraft type was showing as an A380. I know many times airlines just toss in an aircraft as a placeholder and update with the correct model closer to departure. Is this the probable case here, or did SQ return some A380s to service and I just didn't notice?

There was some speculation that SQ will fly A380s on major routes like SIN-LHR when their winter schedule begins. Two A380s have returned to SIN from storage at Alice Springs, Australia. This suggests that the A380 may be deployed again at some point in time.
 
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Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:36 pm

Fuling wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
flee wrote:
With SQ's current short haul and regional route network, there is no route that the B737NG and B737Max cannot operate. Longer routes will just be operated by A359/ B78X.

Almost. Most (if not all) of eastern Australia has now gone to regional eqp for SQ.

As stated, it's 78X and A359 (9V-SH* regional series), but still.


That's only temporary for SYD and MEL. Looking ahead, they will be getting back to the B77W (and A388 tentatively).


SYD is getting a 77W now on 1 service, all of SYD/MEL/BNE/PER are getting several flights a day still.

CHC got a regional 359 the other day, not unheard of but certainly not common.
 
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Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:10 am

mikesbucky wrote:
I was recently looking at a flight in November on SQ LHR-SIN. Aircraft type was showing as an A380. I know many times airlines just toss in an aircraft as a placeholder and update with the correct model closer to departure. Is this the probable case here, or did SQ return some A380s to service and I just didn't notice?


Yesterday was the first day of travel under the vaccination scheme between Singapore and Germany and Brunei. This scheme is quite troublesome if you are a tourist, but if you are on business travel or if you want to visit family, it is very doable. My guess is that Frankfurt (low risk) and Brunei (currently high risk) are testbeds and if it is confirmed risk is low, other countries follow quickly. I think there is a big business need to start travelling. I also know people who change travel class from Economy to Business for health and safety reasons so maybe an A380 makes sense.

About 2 weeks ago SIA did send out an email with the question where you want to go to, is it essential travel or are you waiting for guarantee free travel and if you want to be notified when bookings for quarantine free travel open up for your destination. I registered for that one, and if available, then I will most likely fly premium economy instead of my usual economy.
 
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Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:17 am

Anyone have some idea on when SIA will start retiring their 737-800 in favour of 737-8? I believe it has already been allowed to fly in Singapore.
 
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Singapore Airlines uses up last $600m of $8.8b from 2020 rights issue

https://www.straitstimes.com/business/c ... Nuas8ortgM

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Singapore Airlines (SIA) on Thursday said that it has exhausted the $8.8 billion in gross proceeds raised from its rights issue in June last year, with the last $600 million having been used for aircraft and aircraft-related payments between July 1 and Sept 1.

In a filing to the Singapore Exchange, the flag carrier said that the net proceeds of $6.2 billion from the issuance of additional mandatory convertible bonds (MCBs) in June this year had yet to be utilised as at Thursday.

SIA said it has also raised $21.6 billion in fresh liquidity since April 1 last year. The group added that, in addition to the cash on hand, it continues to retain access to $2.1 billion of committed lines of credit that are currently undrawn.

As far as the 2020 rights issue goes, SIA spent the proceeds of $8.8 billion between June 8 last year and Sept 1 this year. SIA had used $2 billion of the proceeds for the repayment of the bridge loan from DBS Bank, which was set up in April last year to provide the liquidity required by SIA for the completion of the rights issue last year.

Other uses of the proceeds included $2.2 billion for operating expenses during the period, $1.4 billion for ticket refunds, $1.4 billion for aircraft and aircraft-related payments, as well as $1.8 billion for debt service.

SIA said the use of proceeds for the whole amount raised in the rights issue is in accordance with the intended use of proceeds.
 
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Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:47 am

Niloko wrote:
Anyone have some idea on when SIA will start retiring their 737-800 in favour of 737-8? I believe it has already been allowed to fly in Singapore.

No retirement plan has been announced at this point of time. Those B737NG which were rebranded into SQ have undergone extensive refurbishment. Don't think they will be retired anytime soon.

Oldest B737NG 9V-MGA is 7.7 years old, once it hit 10th year mark, they will phase them out quite quickly and the MAX delivery is in full swing. They still have 8 MAX which are already built and waiting for delivery by Boeing between now and March 2022. Thereafter, there will be 17 MAX left to be delivered, taking total MAX fleet to 37.
 
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Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:25 pm

RoyalBrunei757 wrote:
Niloko wrote:
Anyone have some idea on when SIA will start retiring their 737-800 in favour of 737-8? I believe it has already been allowed to fly in Singapore.

No retirement plan has been announced at this point of time. Those B737NG which were rebranded into SQ have undergone extensive refurbishment. Don't think they will be retired anytime soon.

Oldest B737NG 9V-MGA is 7.7 years old, once it hit 10th year mark, they will phase them out quite quickly and the MAX delivery is in full swing. They still have 8 MAX which are already built and waiting for delivery by Boeing between now and March 2022. Thereafter, there will be 17 MAX left to be delivered, taking total MAX fleet to 37.


"Once they hit 10th year mark" - where do you get this info? On what basis? SQ has operated aircraft well past the 10 year mark for years, of course. Is there a confirmed strategy to exit 737 NG? :)
 
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Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:28 pm

RoyalBrunei757 wrote:
Niloko wrote:
Anyone have some idea on when SIA will start retiring their 737-800 in favour of 737-8? I believe it has already been allowed to fly in Singapore.

No retirement plan has been announced at this point of time. Those B737NG which were rebranded into SQ have undergone extensive refurbishment. Don't think they will be retired anytime soon.

Oldest B737NG 9V-MGA is 7.7 years old, once it hit 10th year mark, they will phase them out quite quickly and the MAX delivery is in full swing. They still have 8 MAX which are already built and waiting for delivery by Boeing between now and March 2022. Thereafter, there will be 17 MAX left to be delivered, taking total MAX fleet to 37.

No I'm pretty sure I read that the on board product of the 737-800 will stay the same as Silk Air and new SIA quality onboard product will be introduced only on the MAX.
 
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Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:30 pm

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SO SQ Will only offer SIN-CEB on the 737 even Silk is SQ NOW ?? can we get maybe a 350 or 789 on this route? also 2nd question any more US expansion and is SIN SEA back yet..?

Must suck to suck. We're getting 787-10 in ktm from silk 738 -> sia 738 until october. If SIA deems that CEB route is good enough for 787-10 they'll fly it there too. Just because it was a former Silk destinations doesnt mean itll be limited to only the 737.
 
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Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:54 pm

Niloko wrote:
RoyalBrunei757 wrote:
Niloko wrote:
Anyone have some idea on when SIA will start retiring their 737-800 in favour of 737-8? I believe it has already been allowed to fly in Singapore.

No retirement plan has been announced at this point of time. Those B737NG which were rebranded into SQ have undergone extensive refurbishment. Don't think they will be retired anytime soon.

Oldest B737NG 9V-MGA is 7.7 years old, once it hit 10th year mark, they will phase them out quite quickly and the MAX delivery is in full swing. They still have 8 MAX which are already built and waiting for delivery by Boeing between now and March 2022. Thereafter, there will be 17 MAX left to be delivered, taking total MAX fleet to 37.

No I'm pretty sure I read that the on board product of the 737-800 will stay the same as Silk Air and new SIA quality onboard product will be introduced only on the MAX.

Hard product is the same but SQ did refurbish the cabins (new upholstery, etc).

The plan prior to Silkair/SQ merger was to put lie flats in both the (Silkair) Max and NG fleets starting in mid 2020, but I’m not sure where lieflats in the NG fleet stand now with the brand merger, covid, etc.
 
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Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:49 pm

NZ321 wrote:
RoyalBrunei757 wrote:
Niloko wrote:
Anyone have some idea on when SIA will start retiring their 737-800 in favour of 737-8? I believe it has already been allowed to fly in Singapore.

No retirement plan has been announced at this point of time. Those B737NG which were rebranded into SQ have undergone extensive refurbishment. Don't think they will be retired anytime soon.

Oldest B737NG 9V-MGA is 7.7 years old, once it hit 10th year mark, they will phase them out quite quickly and the MAX delivery is in full swing. They still have 8 MAX which are already built and waiting for delivery by Boeing between now and March 2022. Thereafter, there will be 17 MAX left to be delivered, taking total MAX fleet to 37.


"Once they hit 10th year mark" - where do you get this info? On what basis? SQ has operated aircraft well past the 10 year mark for years, of course. Is there a confirmed strategy to exit 737 NG? :)

Singapore Airlines are known to shed their fleet once they hit the 10th year mark, granted some may move beyond that mark by one to three years but not more than that to keep their fleet young. Moreover their first five B737NG 9V-MGA to 9V-MGE are leased, once the market has recovered and MAX delivery is in full swing, they will be the first to be retired.
 
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Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:00 pm

Polot wrote:
Niloko wrote:
RoyalBrunei757 wrote:
No retirement plan has been announced at this point of time. Those B737NG which were rebranded into SQ have undergone extensive refurbishment. Don't think they will be retired anytime soon.

Oldest B737NG 9V-MGA is 7.7 years old, once it hit 10th year mark, they will phase them out quite quickly and the MAX delivery is in full swing. They still have 8 MAX which are already built and waiting for delivery by Boeing between now and March 2022. Thereafter, there will be 17 MAX left to be delivered, taking total MAX fleet to 37.

No I'm pretty sure I read that the on board product of the 737-800 will stay the same as Silk Air and new SIA quality onboard product will be introduced only on the MAX.

Hard product is the same but SQ did refurbish the cabins (new upholstery, etc).

The plan prior to Silkair/SQ merger was to put lie flats in both the (Silkair) Max and NG fleets starting in mid 2020, but I’m not sure where lieflats in the NG fleet stand now with the brand merger, covid, etc.

The SilkAir B737NG was supposed to get life flat seat due to the prolong grounding of B737MAX. The inital plan was to put lie flat on MAX only however with the prolong grounding, SQ decided those B737NG joining SQ fleet in 2020 would get the lie flat seat. SQ aims was to standardise widebody and narrowbody offering, all lie-flat in J class.However COVID 19 happened, the plan was put on back burner, now it is back to initial plan only MAX will get them. Since B737NG is not meant to stay long, they did not install Internet and IFE on the fleet, BYOD basis. J class get pre-loaded complimentary tablet.
 
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Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:20 pm

RoyalBrunei757 wrote:
Niloko wrote:
Anyone have some idea on when SIA will start retiring their 737-800 in favour of 737-8? I believe it has already been allowed to fly in Singapore.

No retirement plan has been announced at this point of time. Those B737NG which were rebranded into SQ have undergone extensive refurbishment. Don't think they will be retired anytime soon.

Oldest B737NG 9V-MGA is 7.7 years old, once it hit 10th year mark, they will phase them out quite quickly and the MAX delivery is in full swing. They still have 8 MAX which are already built and waiting for delivery by Boeing between now and March 2022. Thereafter, there will be 17 MAX left to be delivered, taking total MAX fleet to 37.



9V-MGI just completed its delivery flight into Brisbane this evening. It's new operator will be Virgin Australia.
 
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Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:44 pm

zkojq wrote:
RoyalBrunei757 wrote:
Niloko wrote:
Anyone have some idea on when SIA will start retiring their 737-800 in favour of 737-8? I believe it has already been allowed to fly in Singapore.

No retirement plan has been announced at this point of time. Those B737NG which were rebranded into SQ have undergone extensive refurbishment. Don't think they will be retired anytime soon.

Oldest B737NG 9V-MGA is 7.7 years old, once it hit 10th year mark, they will phase them out quite quickly and the MAX delivery is in full swing. They still have 8 MAX which are already built and waiting for delivery by Boeing between now and March 2022. Thereafter, there will be 17 MAX left to be delivered, taking total MAX fleet to 37.



9V-MGI just completed its delivery flight into Brisbane this evening. It's new operator will be Virgin Australia.

Thank you for the update. Yes, saw that one going down the other day. Surprisingly Virgin Australia only took 7 of them, leaving just one single 737NG (9V-MGO) looking for new home.

Trivia: 9V-MGI did Silk Air's last flight in its existance from Kathmandu to Singapore back on 6th May 2021.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:19 pm

It seems SQ Cargo is launching additional cargo capacity from SIN to Europe from Sept. 27 - Oct 30, 2021 using Preighters:

- SQ 0306 SIN 01:10 - LHR 07:45 A359 Mon, Sat Cargo only
- SQ 0305 LHR 09:25 - SIN 05:30 A359 Mon, Sat Cargo only
- SQ 8152 SIN 06:50 - AMS 15:20 A359 Mon, Sun Cargo only
- SQ 8155 AMS 16:50 - SIN 12:55 A359 Mon, Sun Cargo only

Source: SIA Cargo
http://www.siacargo.com/ccn/ScheduleSearch.aspx
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:28 pm

With the scheduled relaunch of the SIN-EWR nonstop this fall, is JFK losing its nonstop, or will they both be operated in tandem?
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:19 pm

Couple of things one Since Silk Merged with Singapore what happens to Silk routes does Singapore keep them and does Singapore keep the 737;s in SIlks Fleet and IS Scoot apart of Silk or how does Scoot fit in I saw that Scott took over a lot of Silks routes.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:27 pm

SQ retired their first 777-300ER this week. 9V-SWA is only 15 years old.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:34 pm

blooc350 wrote:
SQ retired their first 777-300ER this week. 9V-SWA is only 15 years old.


That's pretty old for SQ!
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:53 pm

b777900 wrote:
Couple of things one Since Silk Merged with Singapore what happens to Silk routes does Singapore keep them and does Singapore keep the 737;s in SIlks Fleet and IS Scoot apart of Silk or how does Scoot fit in I saw that Scott took over a lot of Silks routes.

SQ is operating the former Silk air routes and are keeping the 737 (maxes that is).

Scoot is a ULCC. Silkair was a former full service carrier.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:06 pm

b777900 wrote:
Couple of things one Since Silk Merged with Singapore what happens to Silk routes does Singapore keep them and does Singapore keep the 737;s in SIlks Fleet and IS Scoot apart of Silk or how does Scoot fit in I saw that Scott took over a lot of Silks routes.


My understanding is that the group are splitting the former MI routes according to how they perceive demand is best met, i.e. the lower end of the market ( however the group defines that) goes to Scoot brand while the upper end goes to SQ brand. SQ is definitely planning to operate under its own brand the 737MAX originally ordered for/operated by MI. Whether any of the 737NG stay is less clear ( to me, at least)
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:57 pm

SQ A350-900 9V-SJB routing BOI-LAX today:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA ... /KBOI/KLAX
Curious what this is for.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:27 am

Newark727 wrote:
SQ A350-900 9V-SJB routing BOI-LAX today:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA ... /KBOI/KLAX
Curious what this is for.


They've operated a series of charters to/from Boise to support Singapore Armed Forces training detachments who have been participating in Exercise Forging Sabre up in Mountain Home AFB. I figure it's a bit of a stretch for the RSAF fleet of 6 A330MRTTs to support this deployment in full, given their other commitments to support Exercise Wallaby in Australia and also the recently concluded Afghan airbridge between Al Udeid and Ramstein/Spangdahlem.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:27 am

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Kiwiandrew wrote:
b777900 wrote:
Couple of things one Since Silk Merged with Singapore what happens to Silk routes does Singapore keep them and does Singapore keep the 737;s in SIlks Fleet and IS Scoot apart of Silk or how does Scoot fit in I saw that Scott took over a lot of Silks routes.


My understanding is that the group are splitting the former MI routes according to how they perceive demand is best met, i.e. the lower end of the market ( however the group defines that) goes to Scoot brand while the upper end goes to SQ brand. SQ is definitely planning to operate under its own brand the 737MAX originally ordered for/operated by MI. Whether any of the 737NG stay is less clear ( to me, at least)


The NGs will be gradually retired once they resume deliveries of the MAXes.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:24 pm

Don't know why this has not been brought up yet but SQ JFK-FRA and SFO-HKG are coming back this November on 77W equipment. HKG has very strict testing requirements for crew, which prevented UA and AA from sustainably resuming their HKG flights. What makes SQ think they will have better luck?
https://onemileatatime.com/news/singapo ... urt-route/
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:00 am

77ws has a huge belly for cargo as well, so that maybe viable
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:56 am

Captaincurious wrote:
77ws has a huge belly for cargo as well, so that maybe viable


What do they do with crew though? Double crew it all the way from SIN, one crew flies SIN-HKG then rest but stay onboard all the way to SFO or transfer to another SQ aircraft back to SIN? It would need 3 crews wouldn't it actually, 2 for HKG-SFO, 1 for SIN-HKG.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:33 am

factsonly wrote:
It seems SQ Cargo is launching additional cargo capacity from SIN to Europe from Sept. 27 - Oct 30, 2021 using Preighters:

- SQ 0306 SIN 01:10 - LHR 07:45 A359 Mon, Sat Cargo only
- SQ 0305 LHR 09:25 - SIN 05:30 A359 Mon, Sat Cargo only
- SQ 8152 SIN 06:50 - AMS 15:20 A359 Mon, Sun Cargo only
- SQ 8155 AMS 16:50 - SIN 12:55 A359 Mon, Sun Cargo only

Source: SIA Cargo
http://www.siacargo.com/ccn/ScheduleSearch.aspx


SQ increases cargo only preighter flights to Europe even further with a 3rd AMS frequency:

- SQ8150 SIN 03.00 - AMS 11.30 A359 Tue 9V-SGE

https://www.flightradar24.com/SIA8150/29634731
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:06 pm

factsonly wrote:
factsonly wrote:
It seems SQ Cargo is launching additional cargo capacity from SIN to Europe from Sept. 27 - Oct 30, 2021 using Preighters:

- SQ 0306 SIN 01:10 - LHR 07:45 A359 Mon, Sat Cargo only
- SQ 0305 LHR 09:25 - SIN 05:30 A359 Mon, Sat Cargo only
- SQ 8152 SIN 06:50 - AMS 15:20 A359 Mon, Sun Cargo only
- SQ 8155 AMS 16:50 - SIN 12:55 A359 Mon, Sun Cargo only

Source: SIA Cargo
http://www.siacargo.com/ccn/ScheduleSearch.aspx


SQ increases cargo only preighter flights to Europe even further with a 3rd AMS frequency:

- SQ8150 SIN 03.00 - AMS 11.30 A359 Tue 9V-SGE

https://www.flightradar24.com/SIA8150/29634731


I can't imagine there was much cargo to be carried volume wise, seeing as the frame is a ULR variant, with the forward cargo hold deactivated.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines Group News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:00 pm

lammified wrote:
factsonly wrote:
SQ increases cargo only preighter flights to Europe even further with a 3rd AMS frequency:

- SQ8150 SIN 03.00 - AMS 11.30 A359 Tue 9V-SGE

https://www.flightradar24.com/SIA8150/29634731


I can't imagine there was much cargo to be carried volume wise, seeing as the frame is a ULR variant, with the forward cargo hold deactivated.


Interesting observation, must be very high yield cargo indeed.

Further news. starting October 6th, SQ Cargo is also adding 1x weekly B747-400F capacity to Europe, with an additional freighter service SIN-MAA-AMS-SHJ-SIN:

- SQ7362 SIN 09.35 - 10.55 MAA 12.55 - AMS 19.45 74Y Wednesday
- SQ7361 AMS 22.35 - 07.45 SHJ 09.10 - SIN 20.40 74Y Wednesday

The ramp up in cargo capacity is leading to the below schedule for SQ AMS-SIN on Sunday October 10th, 2021:
SQ7393 AMS SIN 10 Oct 21 - 03:25 11 Oct 21 - 02:15 Boeing 747- 400 Freighter 16h 50mins (stop SHJ)
SQ0323 AMS SIN 10 Oct 21 - 11:15 11 Oct 21 - 05:55 Airbus 350 - 900 12h 40mins (nons-top routing over China)
SQ8153 AMS SIN 10 Oct 21 - 16:45 11 Oct 21 - 12:50 Airbus 350 - 900 14h 5mins (non-stop routing over Middle East)
SQ8155 AMS SIN 10 Oct 21 - 16:50 11 Oct 21 - 12:55 Airbus 350 - 900 14h 5mins (non-stop routing over Middle East)
SQ7371 AMS SIN 10 Oct 21 - 22:25 11 Oct 21 - 20:35 Boeing 747- 400 Freighter 16h 10mins (stop SHJ)

http://www.siacargo.com/ccn/ScheduleSearch.aspx

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