SilkAir suspends plans to transfer 14 B737-800s to Scoot

It is unclear when the B-737 Max 8 will fly again, with the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States in the midst of forming an international team to review the safety of the aircraft.
It is unclear when the B-737 Max 8 will fly again, with the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States in the midst of forming an international team to review the safety of the aircraft.ST FILE PHOTO

This is so it has enough aircraft while B-737 Max issues are sorted out

With all six of its Boeing 737 Max 8 jets grounded and new deliveries of the aircraft suspended, Singapore Airlines' regional arm SilkAir will keep 14 other planes which it had earlier agreed to transfer to Scoot.

This is so that SilkAir has enough aircraft to maintain its operations while issues with the B-737 Max are being sorted out, an SIA spokesman told The Straits Times yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2019, with the headline 'SilkAir suspends plans to transfer 14 B737-800s to Scoot'. Print Edition | Subscribe