SilkAir takes delivery of first Boeing 737-800
Regional carrier SilkAir received its first 737-800 jet from Boeing on Monday afternoon (Pacific Time), marking a new chapter in its history.
The new narrow-body aircraft will depart from Seattle on Feb 9, and arrive in Singapore at 11.45am on Feb 12 via Honolulu, Majuro and Guam.
It is the first of 54 Boeing jets that will be delivered from now till about 2020 - SilkAir has ordered a total of 23 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s.
The full-service carrier is transitioning to an all-Boeing fleet to replace its current fleet of Airbus A320s and A319s.