Posted on: 22 July 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Singapore Airlines’ new subsidiary low-fare airline has selected the Boeing 777-200 for its fleet ahead of the as-yet unnamed carrier’s launch of commercial flights next year.
The airline says the aircraft type was selected following a detailed evaluation. Aircraft will initially be acquired from parent company Singapore Airlines and reconfigured in a new seating layout.
Campbell Wilson, chief executive officer of the new airline, commented, “The selection of the initial fleet marks another milestone in the establishment of the new airline. The process is progressing well for our launch next year.”
The new airline, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, will operate under a no-frills, low-fare model serving medium and long-haul routes. It will be operated independently and managed separately from Singapore Airlines. Details of its branding, products and services, and route network will be unveiled in the coming months.