2-Sep-2011 10:10 AM

Singapore Airlines' new long-haul LCC to configure B777-200s with around 400 seats

Singapore Airlines' new long-haul low-cost carrier will initially operate a fleet of four B777-200s in a dense configuration accommodating about 400 passengers and incorporating a tight 10 seat-abreast economy class cabin. The information was obtained by CAPA through tender documents issued by SIA’s New Aviation subsidiary for wireless IFE, in-flight Internet and connectivity and seat power systems. The new carrier plans to have a fleet of four B777-200s within its first few months with the first aircraft is slated to enter service approximately by 01-Apr-2012. New Aviation expects to subsequently place into service one additional B777-200 at the beginning of May, June and July, resulting in a four-aircraft fleet by early July-2012. The fleet is slated to reach 16 aircraft in mid-2016. [more - CAPA report]